Jajpur: Two persons have been arrested from Odisha’s Jajpur district after 4 four grams of brown sugar was seized from their possession, police said Thursday.
Officers of Jajpur Town police station, on the basis of a tip-off, carried out a raid and arrested the accused persons from their hideout near Kianalikula Chhak area Wednesday, a police officer said.
Two mobile phones were also recovered from them, he said, adding the value of the contraband is around Rs 35,000.
“A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the arrested persons,” the Inspector-in-Charge of Jajpur Town police station, AK Sahoo, said.
The accused are residents of Bada Mahala area under the jurisdiction of Binjharpur police station.
It may be mentioned here that brown sugar trade is on a rise in the state. In a major crackdown against drug peddling, a joint team of Khandagiri police and Special Squad of Bhubaneswar Tuesday morning conducted a raid and seized 300 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 25 lakh from a drug-peddler. A team of Cuttack based Central Excise Intelligence Department intercepted another drug peddler and seized 20 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 2 lakh from his possession at KIIT College square near Patia in Bhubaneswar the same day.