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Odisha: Brown sugar worth Rs 3 lakh seized; West Bengal man arrested  

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Balasore: Excise officials seized brown sugar worth around Rs 3 lakh from Jhadeswarpur slum under Jaleswar police limits in Balasore district in wee hours today.

Acting on a tip-off, a flying squad of the Excise Department conducted a raid in the slum area and seized 23 grams brown sugar. The cops also arrested a person identified as Anil Khatik, a resident of West Bengal, and detained another for interrogation in this connection.

As per the Excise officials, after collecting the narcotic item from West Bengal, Anil reached Jaleswar Station in a train from Khadagpur. Before reaching Jhadeswarpur slum, a flying squad of the Excise Department conducted a raid and caught the drug peddler red-handed.

The cops also detained another person, who was supposed to buy the brown sugar from Anil.