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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Jajpur: Three persons were arrested after brown sugar worth over Rs 3 lakh was seized in the district on Tuesday by the Excise Department officials.

As per reports, acting on a tip-off, a team of the Excise Department raided a house in the Chuna Bhati area and seized 31 gram of brown sugar.

Those arrested have been identified as Aju Das, Narayan Das and Manoj Kumar Das, officials said.

A case has been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotic Substances (NDPS) Act, added the officials.

Earlier on Sunday, Police seized 273 grams of brown sugar and arrested four persons, including a woman while they were allegedly smuggling the contraband in a car from Bhubaneswar to Puri. The market value of the seized contraband was estimated to be around Rs 27 lakh.

(With Agency Inputs)

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