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Brown sugar worth Rs 20 lakh seized, 1 arrested in Khurda

Bhubaneswar: Excise sleuths today busted a brown sugar racket by arresting a trader from Thengahata near Samantarapur in Khurda district today. Contraband weighing 175 gram worth Rs 20 lakh, cash Rs 2.35 lakh, a gun and live bullets were seized from Somanath Bhujabal’s possession. He brings the illegal drug items from Jaleswar area in Balasore […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore seized, 1 held in Balasore

Balasore: In a major breakthrough, Central Excise and Intelligence and Enforcement Bureau and Balasore unit seized brown sugar weighing around 1kg and arrested a drug peddler Sk Rafik (28) here on Sunday. The crackdown came after OTV in a sting operation had exposed rampant narcotics trade that was flourishing in Balasore district due to unbridled […]

Balasore, Odisha’s narcotic haven: OTV Exclusive

Bhubaneswar: Thanks to an unbridled nexus between dealers and corrupt officials, illicit narcotics trade is now flourishing in Odisha’s Balasore district with ‘Brown sugar’, a crude form of heroin being the easiest commodity to be available in the open market here. The synthetic drug is being smuggled into Balasore by several peddlers from neighbouring West […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 2L seized; one held

Cuttack: In a major crackdown on the increasing drug racket in Cuttack, the Manglabag police arrested a 25-year-old drug dealer from Maachhua Bazar area on Monday. Police said, 28 grams of  brown sugar has been seized from the accused, identified as Munna aka Manoj Kahali. The market value of the contraband will be around Rs 2 […]

Baripada bandh
Bandh against brown sugar trade cripples life in Baripada

Baripada: Normal life has been crippled in Mayurbhanj district headquarters town today due to a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) in protest against the police and excise department’s inefficiency to control rampant drugs business. Alleging a stiff rise of crime record in the town due to illegal business of brown sugar and […]

Drug peddler arrested; brown sugar seized

Bhubaneswar: The Laxmisagar police arrested a drug peddler and seized 19.76 grams brown sugar from his possession here today. The accused was identified as Arun Lenka. Sources said Arun had earlier been arrested on similar charges. More details awaited.

Bhadrak Accident
Police recover suspicious packets from injured youths

Bhadrak: In an interesting turn of event, police have recovered 100 suspicious powder packets from two youths undergoing treatment in the district hospital after they met an accident here on Wednesday. While returning to Bhubaneswar on a black Pulsar bike, the duo collided with a truck carrying granite chips near RD square. They were then […]

Two arrested with brown sugar worth Rs 8 lakh in Odisha

Balasore: Two persons were today arrested by the excise department sleuths after brown sugar was found from their possession at Jaleswar railway station here, police said. Acting on a tip-off, the sleuths nabbed the duo at Jaleswar railway station, they said. Also Read: Teenage girls peddle brown sugar in Bhubaneswar slums! The market value of […]

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Bhubaneswar: Brown sugar seized; peddler arrested

Bhubaneswar: In its continuing crack down on drug peddlers, Commisionerate police has seized 250 grams of brown sugar worth Rs10 lakh in the city. A wholesaler identified as Banamali Jena has been arrested by the quick action team of Commissionerate Police from Mancheswar area here. Banamali has 13 police cases pending against him out of […]

Drug racket kingpin held; brown sugar worth Rs7L seized

Bhubaneswar: In a major crackdown on the increasing drug racket in twin city of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, the Commissionerate police on Monday arrested kingpin of the illicit business Pramod Jena alias Gulshan from CDA Phase-II area of Cuttack. Two aides of Jena have also been arrested. Police have seized 350gm brown sugar, one car, three […]