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Brown sugar worth Rs 2 lakh seized, woman held

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Rourkela: Police claimed to have busted a brown sugar smuggling racket and arrested a woman in this connection from Plant Site area in Rourkela on Tuesday.

The police have seized brown sugar worth Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1.66 lakh in cash from the possession of the arrested woman, identified as Nuresa Khatun.

According to sources, a special squad of the Plant Site police acting upon a tip-off conducted a raid in Minapada area of the Steel City and nabbed the woman. The squad recovered 20 grams of brown sugar from her possession.

The woman had been procuring brown sugar from West Bengal and selling it in Rourkela area, police said.

Five other accused were involved in the racket. A manhunt has been launched to nab them, police added.

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