Large quantity of banned cough syrups recovered, two arrested

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, September 10, 2019: Based on secret information, a contingent of Anti-Narcotics branch of Tripura police seized huge quantity of banned drug items and high decibel fire crackers from a godown at Badharghat area under AD Nagar police station on Monday. Police also arrested two suspected drug smugglers including the owner of godown.

Police said acting on the specific intelligence inputs a contingent of Anti-Narcotics wing of the state police raided at a godwon in Keshab Sangha area of AD Nagar. During the raid, police recovered 12,000 bottles of Phensedyl and 4000 more bottles of Corex cough syrup, which has worth of above Rs. 1 crore in international market.

SP(Anti-Narcotics) branch Manik Das, who lead the operation said that during search operation, the police team also recovered huge quantity of banned high decibel fire crackers and till Monday night the raid has been continue in the godown.

Police also arrested the godwon owner Pritesh Deb (47) of Khayerpur area and its manager Sanjib Bhowmik for their direct involvement with smuggling of banned cough syrup under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS act).

Later, both accused were handed over to the police authorities of AD Nagar police station along with seized fire crackers.

Police sources said that investigation is going on with involvement of senior police officials of Anti-Narcotics branch to unearth the details on huge stock of banned cough syrup, which are often smuggled to neighbouring Bangladesh as a substitute of wine.


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