Crime

Woman drug peddler arrested with brown sugar worth Rs 15 lakh

Balasore: In a major breakthrough, Excise officials arrested a woman drug dealer and seized brown sugar worth Rs 15 lakh from her possession in Arada Bazaar in Balasore today. The lane near the mosque has been the main hub of drug business while some women were operating the trade.

According to sources, the Sadar Excise department sleuths arrested Sahele Bibi for possessing 150 gram brown sugar estimated to cost more than Rs 15 lakh from her possession which was found during a raid on her house in Arada Bazaar.

She is now undergoing a marathon interrogation and will be forwarded to court today.

Excise officials suspected that the racket spreads from Balasore to Bangladesh via Kolkata.

Earlier in July, a woman was also arrested form the Arada Bazaar area for smuggling brown sugar.

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