Drug Peddler Nabbed With Brown Sugar Worth Rs 26 Lakh In Odisha’s Balasore

Balasore: A drug peddler was arrested and 260 grams of brown sugar valued at around Rs 26 lakh seized from his possessions in Jaleswar area of Odisha’s Balasore district.

Acting on a tip-off, a team from Jaleswar Police station conducted a raid at Malgodown Chhaka and seized the contraband from the accused. Police also seized Rs 1420 cash, and one mobile phone from his possessions.

Police said a case had also been filed against the accused earlier at Jaleswar. While two of his relatives were arrested, the accused had absconded but was selling brown sugar time and again.

Therefore, police had kept a close watch on his movement and apprehended him yesterday by acting on a tip-off.

A case 173/2024 has been registered against him and he will be forwarded to the court today. Further probe is underway, police added.

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