5-member STF team raids drugs smuggler Raja’s house in Balasore

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Balasore: Intensifying the probe into the connection of drugs smuggler, Sheikh Raja, STF officials on Sunday conducted raid at his residence in Balasore district.

Reportedly, following the detailed probe that is underway, a 5-member team of Crime Branch’s Special Task Force (STF) conducted raid at Raja’s house near Arada Bazaar area under Sahadebkhunta police limits in the district.

Following the raid, the officials are also interrogating Raja’s family members in order to extract information about his narcotics network including the data of his associates.

The STF members are also aiming to seized documents regarding his alleged links with the illegal trade.

Earlier yesterday, a havildar, who was suspended over his connection with Raja was arrested by the STF officials.

Notably, the STF of Odisha Crime Branch on September 16 arrested the kingpin of a drug smuggling racket from Bhubaneswar.

Raja is reported to be an inter-state narcotic smuggler and it is suspected that he has also cross country connections.

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