Lalu was wanted by the STF in a drug trafficking case. In October last year, the STF had seized around 1 kg brown sugar from a carrier, who had disclosed the name of Lalu. The STF said Lalu had been supplying brown sugar to several agents in Balasore, Bhadrak and Bhubaneswar.
“We took the assistance of West Bengal police and raided Lalu’s home at Baranaldaha village in Nadia district. After arresting him, we produced him before the court of chief judicial magistrate, Tehatta, in Nadia. Investigation is on to identify the other gang members,” STF’s deputy inspector general J N Pankaj said.
On December 3 last year, the STF with the assistance of Rajasthan police arrested brown sugar smuggler Sheikh Azbahar from Jodhpur.