By Express News Service
BHUBANESWAR: The metropolis police on Wednesday arrested two individuals together with a lady on the fees of promoting brown sugar.
Police seized 550 grams of brown sugar price over Rs 50 lakh together with money of Rs 34.8 lakh, a automotive, and two bikes from their possession.
Acting on a tip-off, Saheed Nagar police carried out a raid at a home in Kesura and nabbed the duo on expenses of drug peddling.
“The man held was reportedly procuring the brown sugar from Jaleswar in Balasore district. The woman’s husband is also involved in the racket and he is absconding. Efforts are on to nab him,” Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner Saumyendra Kumar Priyadarsi informed reporters.
The police suspected the cash seized from the spot should be the crime proceeds obtained from promoting the contraband. The monetary investigation of the case registered below the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act will probably be given prime precedence, he added.
In the final 4 months, police have launched an anti-narcotics drive in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Over 2.2 kg brown sugar from Bhubaneswar and three.1 kg brown sugar from Cuttack have been seized through the interval, stated Priyadarsi.
The Police Commissioner additionally knowledgeable that Special Squad together with Bharatpur police station officers apprehended three individuals, seized 90 kg ganja and one four-wheeler from them on Tuesday.
Sources stated the drug peddlers are procuring brown sugar from West Bengal by both utilizing personal transport or boarding buses. Some peddlers are additionally carrying the contraband via railway route as much as Jaleswar after which Balasore.
In just a few cases, law enforcement officials had came upon that ladies and youngsters had been engaged by the drug peddlers to move brown sugar.
“Ganja transportation is difficult but small quantities of brown sugar can be transported very easily. Once the pandemic subsides, efforts will be made to get to the roots of the narcotics trade which is being carried out from West Bengal,” stated a senior police officer.