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25 January 2019

Bikash Sharma

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Bhubaneswar: Cracking down on illegal drug trade, excise officials arrested a youth for selling brown sugar (heroin) near Big Bazaar area in Patia, the hub of a top engineering college, here today morning.

The arrested youth has been identified as Biswajit Swain (30), who is a native of Jagatsinghpur.

The cops seized 60 grams of brown sugar, Rs 360 cash and a motorcycle bearing registration number ‘OD 02 L 8743’ from him. He has been forwarded to court under the NDPS act and further investigation into the case is currently underway.

Baijayanti Panda, IIC, Excise Intelligence (Central) said, “As soon as we got reliable information that brown sugar is being sold in Patia, we went for patrolling and caught. After getting the drugs from Jaleswar, he was selling it to students of a top engineering college. When we caught hold of him, we found out that he had 60 grams of brown sugar in his pocket that holds international value of Rs 6 lakh.”

However the problem runs deeper than this as the main catch here is that college students are increasingly being found related to these cases. “We have 5-6 leads like this. The peddlers are operating near Bhubaneswar colleges and students are becoming addict. So we are extremely alert and we are tracking the route of the drugs to nab the accused.”

Over the past few years, there have been several cases of college students being caught either taking drugs or peddling them. A great danger lurks in the State as young minds become easy targets and addicts of the psychotropic substances. Only with maturity and constant surveillance by authorities, the phenomenon can be kept in check.

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Baijayanti Panda, IIC, Excise Intelligence (Central)