Rs 3-cr brown sugar seized in Puri

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Rs 3-cr brown sugar seized in Puri

Sunday, 15 May 2022 | PNS | PURI

Police on Saturday seized over 3 kg of brown sugar worth around

Rs 3 crore during a raid in the Mangalaghat area in Puri towni.

Three drug peddlers were arrested in connection with drug smuggling,

informed the Puri Superintendent of Police.

Acting on a tipoff, a team of the Baselisahi police station chased a car in

the morning and managed to stop it at Mangalaghat Chhak. They seized

the brown sugar weighing at 3.192 kg from the vehicle.

The accused persons arrested in connection with seizure of brown sugar

were identified as Sushant Patnaik alias Nanda (22), Raj Kishore Sahoo

(24) and Manas Sahoo. They all belong to Puri district.

The police also recovered cash of Rs 20,000 and four mobile phones

from the possession of accused persons.

 

“Three teams have been formed for more investigation into the case.

Each team will be headed by a DSP-rank police official,” said the Puri

SP at a Press conference.

Police would produce the three drug peddlers before a local court

seeking to take them on a three-day remand, he said.

Sources said that the accused were procuring brown sugar from

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