Balasore: In a major crackdown, the Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch along with Balasore police has seized brown sugar weighing 1.105 kg worth 1 crore at Sahadevkhunta area in Balasore on Friday and arrested three persons in this connection.
The arrested person has been identified as Sk Jamir alias Chhotu of Masjid Gali, Arada Bazar, Prabhat Sethy of Nayabazar and Jasobant Bagh alias Sukuras of Kasimela, the residents of Sahadevkhunta.
On reliable intelligence inputs, the STF and Balasore Police conducted raid near Hotel Jyoti Sugar, Sahadevkhunta against illegal trade of narcotic drug and apprehended the three accused.
During the search, brown sugar weighing 1.105 kg, cash of Rs 85680 and other incriminating materials were recovered and seized from their possession.
After the accused failed to produce any valid authority in support of the possession of such contraband material, they were arrested yesterday and forwarded to the court based on a case registered by the STF under Sections 21(c), 29 NDPS Act, 1985.
So far this year, STF alone has seized 23.273 kg of Brown Sugar and detected 25 cases against the drug peddlers. As many as 47 drug peddlers have been arrested in 2020.