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Odishatv Bureau

Balasore: Police on Tuesday arrested a man from Sunahata area under Town police limits of the district for allegedly carrying 20 grams brown sugar worth over Rs 2 lakhs.

Acting on a tip off, the excise officials intercepted the 42-year-old man who was carrying 20 grams of brown sugar and arrested him from Madhunil Chhak here in the afternoon.

Later, a case was registered against the accused under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and he was forwarded to court.

“The approximate value of the contraband would be around Rs 2 lakh. The accused was court forwarded. Further investigation is on,” said a police official.

Meanwhile, investigation is on to trace other persons in the area as police suspect more hands in the contraband racket, sources said.

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