Balasore: Launching a crackdown on illegal drug traders in the district, the central Excise intelligence wing Cuttack seized brown sugar weighing around 201 gram and arrested a peddler after conducting a raid in Sekhbad area of Jhadeswarpur in the district on Monday.
The arrested peddler has been identified as Seikh Somath Ullah (28).
Inspector Baijayanti Panda, Jagdish Chandra Samal and Sub Inpector Galuram Soren took part in the raid following a tip-off this morning.
The seized brown sugar will cost over Rs 20 lakh, said Excise sources.
An interrogation of the held peddler is underway to examine the involvement of a larger group in the case.