In a major success against the smuggling of narcotics, the Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Police on Wednesday recovered large quantities of contraband and unaccounted cash from a house in the Capital city of Odisha.
Briefing reporters about the major drug bust, head of the Twin City Police, Soumendra Priyadarshi said that a special team raided a house in Kesura in Saheed Nagar area of the city and seized around 550 gms of brown sugar and Rs 34.80 lakh cash from the spot. A youth and a woman have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Terming the finding of such a massive haul of drugs and cash as 'shocking', the Priyadarshi claimed the seizure to be a success of the months-long crackdown initiated against the illegal trade of narcotics in the Twin Cities by the Commissionerate police.
An Alto car and two motorcycles have also been confiscated from the house during the raid. The husband of the arrested woman is a notorious drugs peddler in the area and a manhunt has been launched to nab him, Priyadarshi added.
The police will take serious note of the financial trail of the narcotics syndicate during the investigation of the case filed under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act.
The Police Commissioner also informed that the wanted peddler could have destroyed a significant stock of the drugs before fleeing the house to evade arrest. Police will also take this angle under the purview of investigation, he said.
He also mentioned that those arrested in connection with the case have links with Jaleswar area in Balasore district which is considered as the main gateway for the movement of illegal narcotic consignments from bordering West Bengal into Odisha.
In the last two months alone, around 2.2 kg of brown sugar has been seized from the jurisdiction of the Bhubaneswar Urban Police District and around 3.1 kg of the drugs have been confiscated from Cuttack UPD region.