The arrested drug peddlers have been identified as Ranjan Kumar Patasani, Laxmidhar Swain and Amarendra Mohapatra.
On the basis of intelligence input, the STF team conducted a raid in Dadhimachhagadia village under Khordha Sadar Police Station in the district late last night and seized the narcotic drugs from three accused persons.
The accused persons could not produce any document or authority for possession such contraband brown sugar, for which they have been arrested and forwarded to the court, officials added.
“A case has been registered under section 21(c)/29 of NDPS Act 1985 against the accused trio and further investigation is underway, said a STF official.
Since 2020, the STF, in the special drive against narcotic drugs, has seized more than 51 Kg of brown sugar, 202 gram of cocaine and more than 93 quintals of ganja, 750 gram of opium and arrested more than 144 drug peddlers.
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