STF Seizes LAM Coke Worth Rs 13 Lakh, Arrests 10 In Odisha’s Cuttack

Cuttack: The Special Task Force of Crime Branch busted an inter-state Low Ash Metallurgical (LAM) coke theft gang and arrested 10 persons in this connection.

Acting on reliable information, a team of the STF raided Baba Dhabaleswar Koila Dipu under Choudwar police limits in Odisha’ Cuttack district and found eight trucks loaded with LAM coke parked in the areas.

The Lam Coke had been illegally unloaded at the cite by the mafia and then loaded in other trucks for disposal to other states.

Police seized a heap of illegally unloaded Lam Coke weighing about 32 tonnes, nine trucks loaded with Lam Coke, one JCB, some resealed and repacking materials along with other incriminating materials.

As per a release by the police, a total of 54 tonnes of Lam Coke were found to have been stolen and stored by the culprits for sale. The stock is worth Rs 13.50 lakh in the market.

The arrested will be forwarded to court. A case has been registered and investigation is on.

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