Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 2 Cr Seized in Bhubaneswar; 3 Arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch has seized brown sugar worth nearly Rs 2.05 crore near AIIMS Bhubaneswar here and arrested three peddlers in this connection.

The peddlers have been identified as Bhagirathi Bhatt, Biswajit Nayak and Chandan Mallik.

The STF has also seized other incriminating materials were also recovered from their possession.
Acting on a tip-off, the officials of STF conducted a raid near AIIMS Bhubaneswar on Sunday and apprehended three drug peddlers.

During raid, the STF team recovered brown sugar weighing 2.58 kg, as per reports.

As the accused persons failed to produce any valid documents in support of possession of such contraband materials, they were arrested and forwarded to the court of District & Sessions-cum-Special Judge, Bhubaneswar, the STF stated.
A case has also been registered against the accused persons under section 21(c)/29 of NDPS Act 1985.

So far, the special unit of Odisha Crime Branch has seized more than 54 kg brown sugar, heroin, 202 gm cocaine, more than 103 quintals of ganja, 750 gm opium and arrested more than 150 drug peddlers/dealers during raids against illegal possession/deal of narcotic drugs since 2020.

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