Contraband cough syrup seized in Tripura

July 26th, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Amtali (Tripura), July 26 (ANI): Tripura police has seized Bangladesh bound contraband cough syrup in Amtali district during an anti-narcotic drive.

According to police the seizure is worth three million rupees.

Based on secret information, we intercepted two lorries from Patna loaded with onion sacks, which were entering Bangladesh through Bishalghar. When we checked the truck we found banned cough syrup bottles under the onion sacks worth more than Rupees 30 lakh, said Mihir Roy, Sub-Inspector of Police.

Both the lorries coming from Bihar entered Tripura through Assam . The trucks seemed to be loaded with onion but under the sacks of onion were hundreds of cartons of Phensedryl, a cough syrup which is used as a substitute for liquor.

However the arrested truck driver Hardev Rai informed that he was bringing the consignment from Patna and was unaware of any contraband.

The present catch is one of the biggest in the recent times.

Phensedryl is a very lucrative item as the price rises from 50 rupees in Tripura to around 200 rupees in Bangladesh . (ANI)

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