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Subadh Kumar Nayak

Kendrapara: Incidents of rampant trade of brown sugar continue to prevail in Odisha. A fresh incident was reported from Rajnagar area of Kendrapara district on Tuesday where the drug peddlers seemed to have devised a new way to illegally smuggle the contraband items.

What's more shocking is that the contraband smuggling which roots from Cuttack, involved many college students.

The incident came to the light after a 2.23 minute video purportedly showing a group of college students taking brown sugar went viral on social media.

According to sources, the brown sugar is being hidden in the clusters of banana and smuggled to Rajnagar from Cuttack during every weekly market.

While it is yet to be known whether police is aware of this, locals have raised questions over cops' inaction in the matter. They alleged that the students are able to get access to the brown sugar easily citing that police have turned a mute spectator.

“We have alerted the excise department. The staff from Rajnagar excise office have rushed to the spot and inquiring into the matter. This is for the first time such incident came to light in Kendrapara. We will investigate from where and how the brown sugar was smuggled and take a step to curb it,” said Kendrapara additional collector Basanta Rout.

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