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Two suspected drug peddlers arrested, 60g brown sugar seized

Press Trust of India  |  Balasore (Odisha) 

Two suspected drug peddlers were from in Odisha's Balasore district and valued at over Rs 6 lakh was seized from them.

Acting on a tip-off, the state excise officials nabbed the duo yesterday with 60 grams of that they had procured from a supplier, excise inspector Karunakar Tiwari said.

While the supplier managed to escape, the two suspected peddlers, identified as Sanjay Mahanty and Santosh Pattanaik, were taken into custody, said Tiwari.

"The duo hailed from Laxmi Sagar area in Bhubaneswar. They had struck a deal with the supplier, who could be running a drug network along the Odisha-border, and reached Jaleshwar to collect the contraband," he said

The value of the contraband was estimated to be around Rs 6 lakh, he added.

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First Published: Mon, October 16 2017. 13:22 IST