Bhadrak, Apr 21: The Bhadrak Rural police has seized brown sugar weighing 310 grams worth Rs 30 lakh and arrested two persons in this connection on National Highway 16 near Ranital today.
The accused have been identified as Srikant Das of Manipur village and Sanjay Mallick of Jijharpur village.
Acting on a tip-off, officials of the Rural Police Station intercepted three persons on a motorcycle on NH 16. The miscreants tried to escape as soon as the police approached them but the officials chased them and nabbed two of the accused while the prime accused identified as Tapan Mallick managed to escape from the spot. The officials found 310 grams of brown sugar from their possession during checking following which they seized the contraband and arrested the accused.
Preliminary investigation revealed that, the accused were smuggling the contraband from Jaleswar in Balsore district to sell it at different places in Bhadrak district. Further investigation is underway to nab the other accused involved in this racket, said an official.