Crime

Brown sugar seized again from Haladipadia slum in city, 2 arrested

Bhubaneswar: Despite repeated crackdown, drug peddlers continue to spread their net in the city targeting college goers and people of well-off families.

A joint team of excise and police officials busted a brown sugar trading racket again at Haladipadia slum in Bhubaneswar.

Acting on a tip off, the team raided a house at the slum under Laxmisagar police limits and arrested two persons after seizing brown sugar weighing 36.65 gms worth around Rs 3 lakh.

The accused have been identified as Pradip Pradhan (24) and Rabindra Pradhan alias Babu (19). Both are the residents of the same locality. The raiding team also seized a motorcycle from them.

Three days ago, the excise officials had seized the contraband items wroth Rs 3 lakh from the same slum area.

Similarly, a woman and her son were arrested on June 27 with nearly 14 gms of brown sugar from the same area.

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