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‘duo detained with 50l of cocaine had international connection’ | Bhubaneswar News

Bhubaneswar: Two people from Rajasthan, who were arrested here with cocaine worth Rs 50 lakh last week, are said to have had contact with international smugglers.
The Criminal Branch’s Special Task Force (STF), which is investigating the case, said the pair planned to sell cocaine in hotels and among foreigners in the seaside town of Puri.
Ravi Singh from Churu district and Sunny Kumar from Jhunjhunu district were caught with 202 grams of cocaine near Xavier Square, the first such seizure in Odisha, on April 13. Hockey World Cup, scheduled for Bhubaneswar and Rourkela in January next year.
“While interviewing the accused, we learned that Ravi had contact with smugglers in different countries. We also have vital clues about a smuggler in Delhi. We are trying to arrest him,” a senior branch officer said. of the crime.
The STF said Ravi had developed contacts with international smugglers and clients through his touring and travel activities. He started his travel business in New Delhi during the Commonwealth Games.
Six years ago, Ravi traveled to Puri to understand the local cocaine market. Since Puri attracts a lot of foreign tourists, he wanted to target the seaside town, the officer said.