Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch has arrested two interstate drug peddlers with the seizure of more than one kg of brown sugar near Rasulgarh crossing here.
The accused have been identified as Rakibul Laskar (30) and Sudhanya Gayen (44) of West Bengal.
Acting on a reliable input, police conducted a raid near Rasulgarh Crossing and seized brown sugar weighing 1.025 kg, and other incriminating materials were recovered and seized from the possession of the duo.
A case under section Section 21(c)/29 of the NDPS Act has been registered and they will be forwarded to the court of District & Sessions Judge, sources said.
During preliminary investigation, the West Bengal link, as well as interstate ramifications, has been established. Efforts were on to nab others involved in the drug peddling.