Bhubaneswar/Jajpur: In yet another crackdown on illegal drug smuggling, the Excise department sleuths on Wednesday seized brown sugar worth lakhs of rupees from two places in the state.
While 45 grams of brown sugar has been seized from Haladipadia slum in Bhubaneswar, cops have seized 90 grams of brown sugar from Panikoili area in Jajpur district.
Acting on reliable inputs, the Excise Flying Squad conducted a raid in Haladipadia slum in the city this morning and seized brown sugar worth around Rs 5 lakh. The cops also arrested one person in this connection.
In the meanwhile, the Cuttack Flying Squad along with Jajpur Excise department, following inputs about transportation of an illegal consignment, conducted a raid in Panikoili area and seized 90 grams of brown sugar worth more than Rs 9 lakh.
Police have also arrested two youths, identified as Ashish Parida (22) and Sujit Kumar Dhal (23) in this connection.