The Commissionerate Police seized 550 grams of brown sugar and Rs 34.80 lakh in cash from a house in Kesura area here in Odisha on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, Jul 14: In a major crackdown, the Commissionerate Police seized 550 grams of brown sugar and Rs 34.80 lakh in cash from a house in Kesura area here in Odisha on Wednesday.
Two drug peddlers including a woman have been arrested in this connection, informed Police Commissioner S.K. Priyadarshi.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Commissionerate Police conducted raid at a house in Kesura area under Saheed Nagar Police limits this morning.
During the search, the police team recovered 550 grams of brown sugar and Rs 34.80 lakh in cash from the house. It seized the contraband and cash immediately.
Police also seized a car and a motorcycle from the possession of accused persons.
The market value of the seized contraband would be around Rs 55 lakh, police sources said.
“The person arrested along with the woman has links in Jaleswar of Balasore district, which is a transit point for drugs smuggled into State from West Bengal,” said Priyadarshi.
Over 5 kg of brown sugar have been seized in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar in the last four months, he added.
Sources said brown sugar is mostly procured from Murshidabad, Malda and other areas in West Bengal and transported to Odisha through Balasore.
The accused persons have been booked under the NDPS Act and investigation is underway to find out the locals involved in the crime, police said.