Brown sugar worth Rs 3L seized in Balasore, 1 held

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Balasore: In a crackdown on the illegal trade of drugs, the Excise department officials today arrested one person in Kadaraya village under Basta block in Balasore district and seized brown sugar worth Rs 3 lakh from his possession.

The arrested accused has been identified as Rabindra Ray.

Acting on a tip-off, a 12-member team of excise officials from Soro conducted a raid at the village and seized around 30 grams of brown sugar from the house of the accused.

It is suspected that Ray used to procure the contraband from West Bengal and later sell it in Balasore, said the police, adding that an investigation into the matter is underway.

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