Balasore: Excise sleuths nab notorious drug smuggler’s mother during raid, criminal flees


Balasore: Excise sleuths on Wednesday apprehended a woman, identified as the mother of a notorious drug smuggler, after raiding her house at Sasanbad in Balasore district.

Acting on a tip-off about the location of drugs smuggler Munna Khan alias Mir Rahat Ali Khan’s, the officials conducted a raid at her house. While Munna’s mother, Ramina Bewa (58), was present in the house, it was suspected that Munna managed to escape the spot before the sleuths arrived.

Following the raid, officials seized 310 gm of brown sugar worth around Rs 31 lakh.

Reportedly, as many as 50 criminal cases are pending against Munna in different police stations in Odisha and West Bengal.

As per earlier police reports, Munna used to smuggle the narcotics item from Bangladesh and sold it Odisha and West Bengal.

While officials have launched a manhunt to trace Munna, the accused woman will be forwarded to court today.

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