13 February 2019
Bhubaneswar: In yet another crackdown of illegal drug smuggling, excise department seized 83 grams of brown sugar worth around Rs 8 lakh from the possession of an engineering student near Salia Sahi here today morning.
The excise sleuths nabbed the youth Pritish Patnaik and seized the drug and a bike from his possession.
Well known psychologist Pratap Rath had said, “The rebellious youth is easily lured by drugs and alcohol as they always search for a ‘kick’ in their life. Moreover, they are able to procure this stuff easily. Under the influence of this, youth get dependent and addicted easily. Then to get easy money, they get into criminal activities when their mental stability is not at its best.”
On last week of January, a 30-yr-old drug peddler was arrested near Big Bazaar area of Bhubaneswar’s Patia which is the hub of a top engineering college. The Excise Intelligence IIC Baijayanti Panda had opined that the peddlers are operating more near the colleges and students are increasingly caught in their trap.