Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch seized 4.025 kg of brown sugar at Jamalpur in Jaleswar area of Balasore district on Wednesday night. This is the second biggest brown sugar haul for the law enforcement agency, informed Director General of Police Abhay on Thursday.
Two persons have been arrested in this connection, Abhay said, adding that efforts are on to unearth the involvement of others in the case.
The STF has so far seized 20.736 kg of brown sugar, detected 22 cases and arrested 43 drug peddlers this year. The magnitude of the seizures is more than the cumulative seizure made by all agencies of Odisha Police during the last 8 years, the DGP said.
The official further said that in the year 2018, Odisha Police seized 523.89 quintals of ganja. In the year 2019, Odisha Police has seized 618.15 quintals of ganja. Till July this year, 614.50 quintals of ganja was seized. Till last report came, over 630 quintals of ganja have been seized, he said.