Jaleswar: In a major breakthrough, excise officials seized brown sugar worth Rs 20 lakh and arrested a peddler on NH-60 near Chalanti in Jaleswar Thursday.
Acting on intelligence inputs about the drug trafficking, excise superintendent Asaf Alli had directed officials for a raid in the area.
A five-member excise team was doing patrolling in the area when they intercepted a youth in suspicious circumstances. On checking, excise officials recovered 200 gm of brown sugar worth Rs 20 lakh from him and arrested him. The accused was identified as Sanjay Kumar Singh (31) of Baripada in Mayurbhanj district. A bike was seized from him. A case was registered against him.