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Sweets smuggled from Haryana seized in Mansa

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Mansa, November 9

After the seizure of liquor and drugs, the authorities have now recovered a large quantity of adulterated sweets in Mansa district which were being smuggled in a car from the Jakhal area of Haryana. The seized sweets include 375 kg patisa, 21 kg dhoda and 17 kg barfi.

As per information, a Health Department team led by District Health Officer (DHO) Gurpreet Singh and Food Safety Officer Seema Rani, besides Kularia police post in charge Avtar Singh, nabbed a driver, Paras, a resident of Jakhal, while smuggling adulterated sweets in a car at Kularia village in the Bareta area of Mansa following a tip-off on Sunday.

Kularia police post in charge Avtar Singh said: "The individual used to bring sweets from Jakhal and supply it to Mansa and nearby areas. The police are trying to identify the buyers."

Sale of spurious ghee, sweets and food items has been a perennial problem in the region. Despite raids by the the Food and Drugs Administration, unhygienic sweets are being offloaded in markets during Diwali. — TNS

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