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In a first, 202 grams of cocaine seized in Odisha

13/04/2022 at 6:04 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 13: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch today seized cocaine weighing 202 grams and arrested two persons in this connection.

The accused have been identified as Ravi and Sunny Kumar, both residents of Rajasthan. Police said that this is the first instance of seizure of cocaine in the state.

Police said that both the peddlers were nabbed near Xavier Square in Bhubaneswar. “The main accused Ravi used to sell cocaine in different areas of Delhi, procuring from a bigger cocaine trafficker of Delhi. He belongs to Rajasthan and his relatives are in Punjab also. He owns a hotel in his native place in Rajasthan. He was in travel business in Delhi since Commonwealth Games time and during this time he got the idea of selling cocaine in rich areas. He speaks fluent English and has contacts with many foreigners too,” said an official.

Police further said that cocaine is not produced in India and it is produced from Coca plant which is a native to South America. It is mainly produced in Latin American countries like Colombia, Peru & Bolivia and consumed mainly in USA and Europe.

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