Baripada, Apr 13: The Town police has seized brown sugar weighing 417 grams worth Rs 40 lakh and arrested one person in this connection today.
The accused has been identified as Govind Pal, son of Baidyanath Pal of the area.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of police officials raided Gobind’s house and found 417 grams of brown sugar from his possession. They seized the contraband and arrested the accused subsequently.
“We suspect that an inter-state racket is involvement in the smuggling of the contraband and further investigation is underway to nab the other members of the racket,” said Birendra Kumar Senapati, IIC Town police station.