Khurda, Jun 1: Continuing with its crackdown against drug peddlers in the city, Khurda Town Police arrested a youth and seized 50.19 grams brown sugar from his possession by conducting a raid in Jamadei area on Tuesday.
The held peddler has been identified as Akash Sethi, a resident of Bandhasabar area of the same district.
As per the report, after getting regular complaint against Akash over his involvement in drug peddling, the Town Police kept him under its scanner for past couple of days. Acting upon reliable information on the accused’s possession of the banned drug the cops raided his house today morning and took him into custody.
The brown sugar seized from the accused prior to his arrested will have a market value of around Rs 2 lakh, said police.
He has been charged under the relevant sections of NDPS Act to be forwarded to court, says report.