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Brown sugar worth over Rs 20 lakh seized in Odisha capital, 2 held

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Bhubaneswar: The Quick Action Team (QAT) of Commissionerate Police today arrested two drug peddlers here and seized brown sugar worth lakhs of rupees from their possession in Odisha capital.

Acting on a tip-off, police conducted raids and nabbed the two youths from Khandagiri area.

As per the available information, brown sugar weighing over 20 gram was recovered from their possession. Besides, police also seized a car from the arrested duo.

The cost of the seized brown sugar is estimated to be around Rs 20 lakh.

Sources said the accused persons were in police custody and their identities were yet to be revealed.

In the last few months, more than a dozen cases of brown sugar seizure have been reported from the city which has not only created a challenge for the police and excise officials but has also become a concern for the denizens.