A vegetable vendor was arrested in Odisha’s Ganjam district for allegedly possessing brown sugar, opium and hashish price over Rs 13 lakh, an official mentioned.
Appearing on a tip-off, Excise personnel raided the vegetable store of Bhaskar Dora at Bhaliagada underneath Golanthara police station space.
Throughout a search on the outlet, they seized round 101 gm of brown sugar, 100 gm of opium and an enormous quantity of hashish, deputy excise commissioner A Ok Satapathy mentioned.
The 40-year-old suspect might have procured the narcotic substances from the drug peddlers and bought them within the retail market within the guise of vegetable promoting, Mr Satapathy mentioned.
“We’re investigating his supply of procurement and his patrons,” the official mentioned.
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