Bhubaneswar: Police have seized brown sugar weighing 224 grams between July 8 and July 18 in the state capital. Police have launched a special drive against narcotics in the state capital on July 8.
Police have also seized ganja weighing 54 kilograms during this period. “We have so far arrested 54 persons for the peddling of ganja and brown sugar. We have also seized cash of more than Rs 1 lakh from the accused during this period,” said a police official.
Police said that all the police stations in the state capital along with the Quick Action Team (QAT) have been asked to expedite the drive.
“We are also planning to demolish the shops selling ganja and brown sugar in the state capital. Most of the brown sugar peddlers claimed that they procured the contraband from Jaleswar in Balasore. We will also send a police team to Balasore for further investigation. The drive will be intensified,” added the police official.