Brown sugar worth Rs 24 lakh seized in Khurda, 1 arrested

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Khurda: Khurda excise officials on Monday seized brown sugar weighing 120 gms and arrested a drug peddler in this connection.

The market value of the seized contraband would be over Rs 24 lakh.

Acting on a tip-off, excise sleuths conducted a raid on the Christiansahi of the town during which brown sugar was found from the possession of Dhaneswar Pradhan, following which he was arrested. Besides, Rs 48,000 was also recovered from Pradhan’s possession.

The excise officials had yesterday seized brown sugar worth Rs 3 lakh from a slum under Laxmisagar police limits in Bhubaneswar and arrested two persons.

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