Cuttack/Banki: The Special squad of Excise Department has seized brown sugar worth Rs 16 lakh from Banki in Cuttack district and arrested one person in this connection on Wednesday.
Acting on a tip-off, the officials conducted a raid at Banki and nabbed the person who was involved in this illegal trade. However, his associate managed to escape from the spot. The cops seized 164 grams from his possession.
A case under NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. Further investigation is underway to trace the persons involved in the illegal business, sources said.