Two among the three held peddlers are Trailokya Pradhan and Jyotiranjan Mohanty. The identification of the third peddler is yet to be ascertained.
Based on a tip-off that a drug consignment is en-route to Jharsuguda in a car, a joint team of the special squad of Sammbalpur Police and Rengali Police swung into action today morning.
After intercepting the car near Rampela the police teams carried out a frisking and found two packets containing 32 grams of brown sugar each and seized those. The trio was taken into custody subsequently.
Cash worth Rs 5.40 lakh, four mobile phones and the car possessed by the trio were also seized from the spot.
The market value of the seized drug will be around Rs 4.20 lakh, said police.
The held trio has been charged under the relevant sections of NDPS Act and their interrogation is underway to elicit more information on the drug racket.