Jagatsinghpur, June 20 (LocalWire): The police conducted different places in different places in Markandpur and Madhapur here and arrested three people on charges of drug peddling on Wednesday.
The arrested persons Chandan Mallick, Jitan Mallick, and Jagannath Mohanty are accused of selling the drug to local youths in Jagatsinghpur police limit and the police recovered 4.73 gm brown sugar from their possession during the raid.
The supply of banned drugs, including brown sugar is reported to have increased manifold in Jagatsinghpur, Kujang, Paradip and other areas of the district, and peddlers have been using mobile phones to reach out to the customers, particularly students to deliver the contraband.
Despite frequent crackdowns by the excise department and the police, the sale of brown sugar has also been increasing in rural areas and slums.
Sources indicate that local peddlers procure brown sugar from Cuttack and Baleswer in smaller amounts making it difficult for police and excise officials to detect such consignments.