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Brown sugar worth over Rs 20 lakh seized in Bhubaneswar; 3 held

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Bhubaneswar: Busting a major brown sugar racket, excise sleuths today arrested three drug peddlers, including two women and seized brown sugar worth over Rs 20 lakh from Chintamaniswar and Haladiapada here today.

Acting on a tip-off, a special team of the excise department conducted raids on two houses at Chintamaniswara and Haladiapada slum under Laxmisagar police limits here and recovered brown sugar worth over Rs 20 lakhs.

Sources said the accused used to bring the narcotic item from Jaleswar area in Balasore district and sell the same in Bhubaneswar.

Last month, Excise sleuths had seized brown sugar worth over Rs 30 lakhs from Nayapalli police station area here.