Balasore, December 4 (Odisha.in) The district police have arrested three persons, including two women on Tuesday on charges of selling drugs and contrabands. Police also have seized 82 gms of Brown Sugar and cash of Rs 1.06 lakh from their possessions.
Police sources said, getting a tip-off the special squad raided the house of one Sk Muffi in Adar Bazar area under Town police station and seized the drug.
“The seized drug would be worth around Rs 8 lakh in international market. We have arrested the prime accused Sk Muffi (32) and his mother and step-mother in this connection. They would be produced in the court on Wednesday,” said Balasore SP Yashwant Kumar Jethwa.
Three cases under 20 (b) of NDPS act have been registered in this cases.
“Muffi has been operating his business as a drug peddler in the town and its periphery area since years. He has contacts with the drug rackets of neighbouring states. He purchases the drugs from there and distributes it in the district,” the SP added.
In another crime, the special squad has seized 900 gms of ‘ganja’ from Nilagiri market, 25 km from Balasore town. One person also has been arrested in this connection.