Brown sugar worth Rs 40 lakh seized in Balasore, 1 held

Balasore: The Odisha Police have seized a huge cache of brown sugar and detained one person in this connection in Jaleswar town of Balasore district.

Acting on a tip-off, Jaleswar police conducted raids at various places in town and seized 400 grams of brown sugar, and nabbed the accused from the spot.

The estimated worth of the seized brown sugar is over Rs 40 lakh. A case in this regard has been registered and further investigation is underway, said a police official. The identity of the arrested person is yet to be ascertained.

Since last six months, Jaleswar police have seized more than 5 kg of brown sugar and arrested more than 30 drug dealers. The illegal business of drugs is unable to stop even after repeated raids in the town by Special Task Force (STF), Excise Department and Jaleswar Police.

Earlier on January 29, 350 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 35 lakh was also seized from Jaleswar area by the cops.

It is noteworthy that, the Commissionerate Police had launched operation “white spider” to nab the drug peddlers in the capital city of Odisha.

The Commissionerate Police on August 16 launched operation ‘White Spider’ to check the drug menace in Bhubaneswar. The police will target the entire chain including the suppliers, dealers, and peddlers engaged in the drugs trade.

All police stations had been sensitized regarding this drive. Members of the Special Squad along with the Quick Action Team (QAT) will carry out the operation.

The Commissionerate Police has also launched a dedicated WhatsApp number – 7077798111 and sought public cooperation to check the contraband menace.

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