Bhubaneswar, Jan 21: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch on Sunday confiscated properties worth over Rs 73 lakh of a drug trafficker, identified as Shiba Prasad Das alias Shibu.
Shibu was arrested under different Sections of the NDPS Act, 1985.
According to reports, the STF forfeited cash and bank deposits to the tune of Rs 73.75 lakh amassed by deliberate drug trafficker Shibu, a native of Mundia Sahi undert the Jatni police limits in Khurda district following the approval from the competent authority under the NDPS Act, 1985
Earlier, the STF had seized brown sugar weighing around 3 kg from a rented accommodation of the drug trafficker in Odisha’s Nayagarh district on January 25, 2022. In addition, the STF had also seized three guns, seven magazines, 43 rounds of ammunition, and cash to the tune of Rs 65.32 lakh from Das’ possession.
Based on the investigation, a case was registered against Das under the NDPS Act, 25 Arms Act and a probe was launched into the incident. Additionally, STF sleuths had seized cash to the tune of around Rs 6.68 lakh and Rs 1.64 lakh from two bank accounts of Das during the investigation.
Based on the seizures, the STF had sought the approval of the Competent Authority and Administrator of the NDPS Act, Kolkata, for confiscation of the ill-gotten properties of the accused.