Balasore: The police on Sunday busted a drug smuggling racket and arrested a notorious drug peddler Munna Khan from Adar Bazar area. The police also recovered 100 grams of brown sugar worth at least Rs 10 lakh and Rs 23 lakh in cash from his possession.
During the raid which was carried out by Sahadevkhunta police, a couple of drug peddlers managed to flee, while Munna was nabbed by the police. According to sources, the arrested person is the brother-in-law of a dreaded drug peddler Sheikh Raza.
Following the arrest of Raza last year, Munna was running the drug fiefdom in his absence. Raza was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of the State Crime Branch on September 15, 2019 from Arad Bazar area of the industrial town.
Munna has been booked under relevant Sections of the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and remanded in judicial custody. A case has been registered and police is investigating further.