Cuttack: A youth was arrested on the charges of smuggling brown sugar in the Bankigarh area of Cuttack district Yesterday. The accused has been identified as Gauranga Behera.
According to sources, Gauranga used to smuggle narcotics substances in the Bankigarh area.
Acting on a tip-off, police arrested the accused from the spot and recovered brown sugar worth Rs 20,000 from his possession.
Following the arrest and subsequent seizure, smugglers have become more careful in dealing with the drugs trade.
Odia daily Pragativadi had published a story on the illegal trade on 4 January, which eventually irked the smugglers, and one smuggler from the college road area resorted to threatening the source.