Rs 1.76 crore worth drug seized in NE

Guwahati/ 13th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 1,16,600 bottles of cough linctus containing codeine phosphate valued at about Rs 1.76 crore, in two separate seizures recently, a DRI press release said.

Our state has been reportedly becoming the hub of illegal drugs that are imported from neigboring countries and major retrieve going to Bangladesh. This DRI bust is part of two back-to-back seizures, where,a major racket in smuggling of cough syrups into the North East was seized.

Acting on intelligence, the DRI intercepted a truck near CRPF Jeolcherra camp recently and recovered 53,600 bottles of Phensedyl cough Linctus, which were concealed under 90 bags. The bottles were seized under the provisions of NDPS Act. The total seizure value of the case is around Rs 81.33 lakh. Subsequently, the DRI with the assistance of BSF, intercepted another truck on the Silchar-Agartala Road and recovered 40,500 bottles of Phensedyl cough Linctus and 22,400 bottles of ESKUF Cough syrup, which were concealed in bags.
The bottles were seized under the provisions of NDPS Act, 1985.

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