Brown sugar worth Rs 5 lakh seized in Bhubaneswar, 1 held

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Bhubaneswar: Cuttack excise department officials on Wednesday seized brown sugar worth over Rs 5 lakh and arrested a peddler near Rasulgarh Square in Bhubaneswar.

The arrested man has been identified as Bapi Behera.

Acting on a tip-off, the excise officials conducted a raid near Rasulgarh Square and intercepted Bapi while he was moving towards High Tech Square.

The officials seized 56 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 5.6 lakh and the motorcycle from his possession.

A case has been registered and the accused is being interrogated. A manhunt has been launched to nab the other members of the gang, police said.

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