BHUBANESWAR: The Particular Process Power (STF) of the Crime Department arrested an individual from West Bengal for allegedly promoting brown sugar and seized over 1 kg of the narcotics price Rs 1 crore from him. They intercepted Safikul Sk of Beldanga in Murshidabad district on NH-16 close to Tangi on Wednesday when he was trying to ship the consignment to a buyer.
Safikul has been concerned in drug commerce for the final 10 years, stated DIG (STF) Jai Narayan Pankaj and added that preliminary investigation means that he was earlier arrested by West Bengal Police below Narcotics Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
“The accused has revealed names of three brown sugar sellers from his village who’re supplying the contraband to Odisha. The STF will make efforts to nab the opposite inter-state sellers within the coming days,” stated sources.
Often, the sellers from the neighbouring West Bengal ship the consignment until the bordering areas of Odisha however Safikul got here in a practice to the State, they added.
Final yr, STF launched a particular drive to verify the sale of medication in Odisha. The company has seized greater than 41 kg of brown sugar/heroin, over 86 quintal ganja and arrested at the least 100 drug sellers/peddlers through the interval.