Crime

Brown sugar worth Rs 3 lakh seized in city, two held

Bhubaneswar: Excise sleuths on Thursday seized brown sugar worth Rs 3 lakh from Haladipadia slum under Laxmisagar police station here and arrested two persons in connection with the case.

Acting on a tip off, the officials conducted surprise raids at Keutasahi in Haladiapada and busted a drug racket and arrested two persons. Manhunt is on to nab other members involved in the racket.

With the fresh detection of illegal smuggling of narcotics, the drug seizure cases reported in Haladipadia slum has reached four while with eight persons have been arrested during the period. Haladiapada slum has become hub for the illegal trade.

On June 27, a mother-son duo was arrested with nearly 14 grams of brown sugar and cash amounting to Rs 1 lakh from Haladiapada area.

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