Brown sugar worth Rs 30 lakh seized in Cuttack; four held


Cuttack: In a major crackdown, the excise sleuths on Tuesday seized over 250 grams of brown sugar and arrested four drug peddlers in this connection in Cuttack.

Acting on a tip-off, the excise officials nabbed the four persons who were smuggling the contraband from Jaleswar area in Balasore district. The identities of the arrested persons were not immediately ascertained. The market value of the contraband is worth Rs 30 lakh, sources said.

According to sources, the accused had brought the brown sugar packets from Jaleswar area in an SUV and were selling it to some youths hailing from Bhubaneswar. Further investigation is underway into the matter, sources said.

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