Guwahati Police Bust Interstate Drugs Network, Seize Cough Syrup Lot

Police officials informed that a truck carrying the consignment was intercepted at Garchuk on the national highway 27.
The consignment of cough syrup was seized at Garchuk in Guwahati | Image: Twitter/ Guwahati Police
The consignment of cough syrup was seized at Garchuk in Guwahati | Image: Twitter/ Guwahati Police

Guwahati Police on Monday seized a consignment of 20,000 cough syrup bottles believed to be worth over Rs 1 crore.

Police officials informed that a truck carrying the consignment was intercepted at Garchuk on the national highway 27 and two people, part of an interstate drugs network were taken into custody.

Joint Commissioner of Police in Guwahati, Partha Sarathi Mahanta was quoted by ANI as saying, “The consignment was being transported by truck from Punjab to Manipur. The price of each bottle is around Rs 500.”

Taking to Twitter, Guwahati Police wrote, "The Spl Squad led by JCP Partha Mahanta, IPs busted another huge consignment of 20,000 bottles, Anrex cough syrup at Gorchuk today. The consignment was in transit from Punjab to Manipur. 2 persons were arrested. Further probe is on."

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It may be noted that Government Railway Police (GRP) in Guwahati recovered 2.042 kilograms of Opium from a Bihar-bound train at Guwahati Railway Station, earlier in the day.

Two people were arrested in connection with that. They were identified as Abhyas Kumar and Sumal Kumar.

A GRP official said that they had information of the accused carrying drugs from Dimapur to Bihar by train.

The seized drugs are believed to hold a market value estimated at around Rs 1.4 crores.

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