Over 1 Kg Brown Sugar Seized In Odisha Capital; Peddler Arrested

Bhubaneswar: A team of Special Task Force (STF) officials has seized brown sugar weighing over 1 kg in Odisha capital on Wednesday and arrested a peddler.

The peddler has been identified as Umesh Behera, a resident of Bhubaneswar’s Forest Park area.

The STF officials, with the help of Commissionerate Police, carried out a raid on Sundarpada-Jatni
road under Airfield police limits on Tuesday after receiving a tip-off about drugs trading and recovered the contraband weighing about 1.50 kg from his possession.

Behera was arrested for illegal possession of contraband and was forwarded to the court of District and Sessions cum Special Judge, Bhubaneswar. Several other incriminating materials were also recovered from his possession, the STF said in a release.

A case has been registered under Section 21(c)/29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1985.

A special drive against narcotic drugs is underway in the state. Since 2020, STF has seized more than 58 kg of brown sugar/heroin, 202 gram of cocaine and more than 111 quintals of ganja/marijuana, opium 750 gram, and arrested 159 drug dealers/peddlers.

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