Khordha, Feb 8 (LocalWire) The Excise Department on Friday said officials have seized brown sugar worth Rs 12 lakh and arrested a person identified as Sunil Dalei during a raid in Khordha district’s Samantaraypur.
According to sources, Cuttack and Khordha Excise Department executives were tracking the drug deals based on a tip off prior to the raid.
Inspector Sarat Kumar Bhanja said the culprit was arrested with 128 gram brown sugar, the approximate rate of which is Rs. 12,80,000. .
Sunil reportedly destroyed some brown sugar by pouring phenyl over them during the raid, an official said.
Sunil has reportedly admitted to smuggling brown sugar regularly from Balasore district’s Jaleswar, supplying it to various places and consuming it himself.
Pertinently, in the last two days, this is the third case of brown sugar smuggling in Khordha, Pipili and Bhubaneswar.