40 gram brown sugar seized from Bhubaneswar slum, 3 held

Bhubaneswar: Launching a crackdown on illegal drug traders, police arrested at least three youths by conducting a raid in Santipali slum under Sahid Nagar police limits here today and seized brown sugar weighing over 40 gram from their possession.

The held peddlers have been identified as Suvendu Kumar Panda (21) of Badamba, Ajay Kumar Kar (31) and Satyanarayan Behera (22) of Khurda.

Acting upon a tip-off the Drug Task Force (DTF) of Twin City Commissionerate Police raided a house located near Santipali level crossing in the city and apprehended the trio this morning. During the search of the accused, the cops found the brown sugar packet and seized it.

Police also seized Rs 6,400 in cash, one Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle and three mobile phones from the possession of the accused.

Charges under the relevant sections of NDPS Act have been framed against the arrested peddlers and the matter is under investigation.


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