Bhubaneswar: The quick action team (QAT) of the Commissionerate Police in association with Jatni police on Thursday arrested two brothers for smuggling brown sugar.
The arrested were identified as Subhranshu Parida alias Chota (33) and Subhendu Parida (37) of Radhoballav Sahi under Khurda police jurisdiction.
The police seized 15 grams of brown sugar, Rs 1,60,000 in cash and one Pulsar motorcycle bearing registration No-OD-02AH-3546 from the possession of the accused persons.
According to sources, on getting credible information regarding the illegal sale of brown sugar by the accused brothers, the QAT in association with Jatni police personnel conducted a raid and apprehended both the accused.
During the search, the personnel seized 15 grams of brown sugar and sale proceed cash of Rs 1,60,000 from the possession of the accused brothers.
It is learnt that both were habitual drug peddlers of Khurda town which is subject to verification. Further investigation is underway into the matter, the police said.