Himansu Shekhar Rout

In a major breakthrough, police arrested a drug dealer in the Jaleswar area of Balasore on Wednesday. Brown sugar worth Rs 30 lakh was seized from the accused. 

As per reports, police got a tip-off that a youth of Jhadeswarpur was smuggling the banned substance from West Bengal to Jaleswar. 
Police raided and seized 300 gms of brown sugar, two cell phones, a bike, and cash worth Rs 6,000 from the youth. 
Police have started an investigation to ascertain if any other people are involved in the illegal trade. 

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Speaking to the media, Balasore SP, Sagarika Nath said that Jaleswar Police got information about a youth smuggling drugs from West Bengal at 8 PM on Tuesday. During the raid, the youth was arrested along with 300 gms of brown sugar whose market value is Rs 6 lakh, she said.

“We are investigating if he has links with previous drug seizures or other rackets busted earlier. A detailed investigation is underway,” the SP added.

  • Reported by:
  • Ajit Das