Over 34 Kilograms Brown Sugar Seized In Odisha Last Year: Dibya Shankar Mishra

Bhubaneswar: A whopping 34.32 kg brown sugar/heroin was seized in Odisha in 2020 by the Special Task Force (STF) of CID, Crime Branch informed Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra today.

The Minister made the statement in response to the concern expressed by senior Congress MLA Narasingh Mishra over drug trafficking during a debate on an adjournment motion tabled by the BJP over the deteriorating law and order situation in the State.

He stated that another 3.65 kg of brown sugar was seized by the police in 2021 by January.

Informing that STF of the Crime Branch had undertaken a major drive against narcotic drugs across the State, Mishra said that 1549 quintals of ganja was seized in 2020 and 89 quintals of the contraband was seized by the end of January this year.