Brown sugar worth Rs 3 crore has been seized in Puri, Odisha.

Puri police confiscated 3.192 kilograms of brown sugar worth Rs 3 crore . Police confiscated Rs 20,000 in cash, four mobile phones, one currency counting device, and a Volkswagen .

BHUBANESWAR: Puri police confiscated 3.192 kilograms of brown sugar worth Rs 3 crore from drug manufacturers at Mangalaghat Chhaka in Puri town on Saturday.The substance abuse Act of 1985, which includes the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Drugs Act, was used to commit this supply racket by three juveniles in Baselisahi police.On Saturday morning, the Baselisahi police station's workers conducted a raid and arrested three drug dealers, based on credible reports.Susanta Pattanaik, 22, Raj Kishore Sahoo, 24, and Manas Sahoo, 27, were named.

Other than the contraband, police confiscated Rs 20,000 in cash, four mobile phones, one currency counting device, and a Volkswagen.Puri's superintendent of police, Kanwar Vishal Singh, said they've been alerted to the movement of drug vendors in the town for the past three days.We got hold of them today morning after sanitizing them for the rest of the day, he said.Susanta, the kingpin of this team, will be put on remand for further investigation, according to him.

Singh said three teams, led by the deputy superintendent of police (DSP), are carrying out raids in the area to locate drug dealers and traders.We have assembled a database of people who are involved in this illicit activity.This strategy aims to defuse the intra-district and inter-district divide.The majority of the local drug dealers have been jailed.

He said that this year will continue the anti-narcotics drive to make the holy town drug-free.Puri police have seized 4.8 kgbrown sugar and arrested 33 merchants so far this year.According to official reports, the district's anti-narcotics helpline WhatsApp number 773584886 is active.