Drugs worth Rs 10 lakh seized, 1 arrested in Odisha

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Balasore (Odisha), Nov 22 (PTI) Brown sugar worth Rs 10 lakh was seized and one person arrested in Odisha's Balasore district on Sunday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided Adar Bazar in Sahadevkhunta police station area and seized 100 gm brown sugar along with Rs 23 lakh in cash, a police officer said.

One drug peddler was arrested, while another managed to escape, he said.

The arrested person is part of a drug network whose kingpin was arrested earlier this year, the officer said.

Preliminary investigation has found that the accused person and his accomplice were preparing to procure more brown sugar from West Bengal and supply those to their contacts in Odisha, he added. PTI COR SKN ACD ACD