Brown sugar worth Rs 3 lakh seized, two siblings held


Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Sunday seized 35 gram of brown sugar from Haldipadia in Laxmisagar police limits and arrested two siblings in this connection.

The arrested were identified as Pradip Pradhan (24) and his brother Rabindra (19) of Majhisahi in Haldipadia. The market price of the seized brown sugar is about Rs 3 lakh, police said.

The Capital City of Bhubaneswar is gradually turning into a hub of brown sugar smuggling. Earlier, the police had seized huge cache of brown sugar from Haldipadia area. Although the police regularly conduct raids and seize brown sugar, the smuggling of the contraband in the area is going on unabated.

On July 27, a special squad of the excise department had seized 35 gram of brown sugar from Keutasahi of Haldipadia and arrested two drug peddlers.

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