Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (PTI) The Odisha Police has seized over 1.4 kg of brown sugar in two separate operations in the state and arrested six people in connection with smuggling of the drug, a senior officer said.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Special Task Force (STF) personnel of the Crime Branch apprehended a person from an area near Baramunda bus terminal in the city on Saturday, and recovered 1.17 kg of the drug from his possession, he said.
'With this, the STF has seized more than 22.168 kg of brown sugar and arrested 45 drug peddlers so far in 2020,' the Additional Director General (ADG) of Police (crime branch), Soumendra Priyadarshi said.
In another operation, the Puri district police intercepted a car in Satyabadi area and recovered 301 gram of brown sugar from five occupants of the vehicle, the officer added.
The police also seized the car, a mobile phone and unaccounted cash from their possession. PTI AAM SBN BDC BDC