Puri: Excise sleuths on Saturday seized brown sugar worth around Rs 8 lakh at Penthakata Budanagar chhak in the pilgrim city Puri and arrested a person for possessing the contraband.
The arrested have been identified as Ramachandra Nayak.
Acting on a specific input about brown sugar peddling, the excise department conducted raids on some houses in the area and seized 8 gms of brown sugar. The market value of the seized contraband would be around Rs 8, said an excise official.
Ramachandra was under scanner of the excise department following several complaints of his illegal business and the department was waiting for the right time, the official added.