Rs 1 crore brown sugar seized

Balasore: A woman was arrested and brown sugar valued at over Rs one crore in the international market was seized from her at Arar Bazar in Balasore town today, police said. Acting on a tip-off, a special squad raided the house of Sanu Bibi and seized brown sugar weighing about 1040 gram from her possession, superintendent of police Rajesh Kumar said.

The type and quantity of the contraband indicated the link of the woman with drug smugglers in different parts of the country as well as abroad, police said. The woman and her husband had also been arrested in the past for possessing narcotics but were on bail, a police officer said.