Bhubaneswar: Excise sleuths today seized 385 gram brown sugar worth Rs 38 lakh from Haladipadia slum in the State Capital.
Three persons have been arrested for allegedly trading contraband items. They are Sangita Mohanty, Tukuna Mohanty, Sona Khan.
Acting on a tip off, the excise team raided Haladipadia slum and seized the illegal items. The accused purchased the items from Jaleswar area of Balasore and sell here, excise official said.
The Haladipadia slum has become the den of brown sugar traders as excise officials have raided the area.