Cuttack: Three arrested with brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore

  • | Tuesday | 8th June, 2021

Three people have been arrested for possessing 1.038 kg brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore in Cuttack, Odisha.

Three people have been arrested for possessing 1.038 kg brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore in Cuttack, Odisha.

Police Commissioner Soumendra Priyadarshi said, "The arrested persons are drug smugglers. We have seized a car, a motorcycle and 4 mobile phones from their possession.

Based on an intelligence input, the personnel of CDA-II police station, Cuttack set up check points to apprehend three drug peddlers coming towards CDA Cuttack via Madhusudan Setu on June 6. While frisking vehicles, the police personnel detained three persons with one Yamaha R-15 Motor Cycle bearing registered no. OD-01-Q-6978 and one TATA Indica Car bearing registered no. OR-01-N-0160 suspecting their movement.

Upon a search of the vehicles, the police personnel recovered 1.038 kg brown sugar in 10 polythene packets were recovered. The estimated value of the seized brown sugar is approximately Rs 1 crore. Following this, the Commissionerate Police arrested the three persons, Sk. Tamir, Sk. Ersat and Sk. Tamju from Gobindapur village in Mayurbhanj district. The three accused were forwarded to a court today.

During questioning the three accused said they have been staying at Rajpur Basti, Jaleswar currently. They further disclosed that they are the vendors illegally dealing with brown sugar and have been supplying to local dealers in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur and Puri after procuring in huge quantity from Calcutta via Jaleswar regularly.

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