In a major drug haul, the Excise Department on Monday seized 320 gram of brown sugar and arrested one peddler from Lokeswarpur village in Khordha district.
The peddler was identified as Haraprasad Das (24) of Lokeswarpur under the Town police station. The excise officials also seized Rs 9.20 lakh cash and a motorcycle from his possession.
During patrolling, the excise team spotted Haraprasad near the Shiva temple road of Lokeswarpur village. After spotting, the patrolling team, Haraprasad panicked and tried to flee.
But the officials managed to nab him and during search the contraband and cash were seized from him,” said an excise official.The approximate market price of the seized contraband is around Rs 32 lakh.