This is the first case of seizure of brown sugar in Kandhamal district.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of the Town Police Station, Phulbani conducted a raid at FCI chhak here and seized the narcotic drugs from a drug peddler.
The accused has been identified as Sapan Kumar Mohapatra, 25, a resident of Forest Colony, Phulbani. He has been arrested and will be forwarded to court.
The accused reportedly procured the narcotic drugs from Khordha area and he was planning to sell the drugs in the district headquarters town, police said.
“The Town Police has registered a case against the accused under relevant sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and further investigation is underway,” a senior police officer said.