Brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore seized in Balasore, peddler arrested

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Balasore: Excise sleuths on Wednesday seized at least 1 kg of brown sugar and arrested one person from Mill Badi area of Station Bazaar area under Jaleswar police limits in Balasore district.

The arrested accused has been identified as Sapan Kumar Pradhan.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint raid was carried out by sleuths of Central Excise intelligence wing of Cuttack and Jaleswar Excise department in Jaleswar area. During the search,  brown sugar estimated to worth around Rs 1 crore was seized from the possession of the accused.

Besides, the cops have also seized a gun from the house of Pradhan.

Sources said Pradhan had been running the drug trade in Mill Badi area for a long time.

Earlier, on Tuesday airport police have seized 52.23 grams of brown sugar and arrested three drug peddlers in this connection in Bhubaneswar.

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