Balasore: While Odisha is turning into a hub for drugs mafia with rampant trade of illegal narcotics, Special Police Squad today raided the residence of an arrested brown sugar mafia, Sheikh Raja.
Reportedly, following the arrest of Raja from Bhubaneswar, a Special Police Squad conducted raids at Raja’s house and his sister-in-law house near Arada Bazaar area under Sahadebkhunta police limits in the district.
During the raid, the officials have initially seized CCTV footages and other important documents from the spot.
Notably, Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch on Monday morning 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.
Though the exact information acquired following the raid is yet to be divulged by the officials, it is being said that the raid was conducted to probe his narcotics network including the information about his associates, sources said.