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Woman drug peddler held, brown sugar worth Rs 5 lakh seized

Kendrapara, Sep 1 (PTI) A woman was arrested and brown sugar worth Rs 5 lakh seized from her possession in Odisha”s Kendrapara district on Wednesday, officials said.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint squad of police and the Excise department intercepted a vehicle at Pattamundai area and seized the contraband weighing 50 gm, according to officials.

The suspected drug peddler has been arrested under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act. The value of the seized contraband is estimated to be worth Rs 5 lakh, they said.

The woman is being interrogated to ascertain whether she acted as a conduit of a larger drug-trafficking racket, the officials added. PTI CORR HMB

The above news was originally posted on www.outlookindia.com

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