The patrolling team also found a KTM bike, cash worth Rs 23,000 and three mobile phones from the peddlers' possession.
Balasore, July 13: Police seized 100 grams brown sugar by conducting a raid in Arad Bazar area here on Tuesday and took three persons into custody over drug peddling.
Based on a tip-off from reliable sources that a group of three men were about to deliver a brown sugar consignment, a patrolling team of Sahadevkhunta Police swung into action in the morning. By detaining the trio near Arad Bazar area at around 1O am, a frisk was undertaken.
After the cops found a packet containing 100 grams of brown sugar from the trio’s possession they were taken into custody for further quizzing.
The patrolling team also found a KTM bike, cash worth Rs 23,000 and three mobile phones from the accused’s possession.
The market value of the seized brown sugar will be around Rs 10 lakh, said police.
The held peddlers have been identified as residents of Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and Balasore districts.