Cuttack/ Bhubaneswar: The flying squad of Excise department on Tuesday conducted raids in twin cities of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar and seized brown sugar worth Rs 13 lakh including a huge cache of spurious liquor.
Acting on a tip-off, Excise sleuths conducted a raid at College Square a peddler while seizing 130 grams of brown sugar from his possession. The accused has been identified as Prakash Kumar Barik of Nabinabag in Khurda district.
Police said the contraband seized from the arrested peddler worth Rs 13 lakh.
Similarly, the flying squad along with their Bhubaneswar counterparts conducted raids at Infocity, Mundasahi, and Salia Sahi here today and arrested at least ten persons in connection with selling illegal liquor. The cops also seized a huge cache of spurious liquor worth Rs 3,72,000.