Police seize 40,000 bottles of Codeine Phosphate syrup worth over Rs 2 crore in Assam’s Karimganj
Assam Police seized a huge quantity of contraband drugs, estimated to be worth over Rs 2 crore, on Sunday at the Churaibari area in Assam’s Karimganj district along the state’s border with Tripura.
According to the reports, police seized a consignment of Codeine Phosphate syrup from a truck. A top police official of the Karimganj district said, “During regular checking, a police team seized 40,000 bottles of Codeine Phosphate cough syrup from a truck at Churaibari area.”
“The truck was heading towards Agartala. The market value of the seized cough syrup bottles is worth over Rs 2 crore,” the police official added.
The contraband drugs were packed in 250 cartons and concealed under 100 cartoons of fruits in the truck. The police arrested the driver of the truck and registered a case.
Reacting on the development, Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “#AssamAgainstDrugs Our police is hawk-eyed! On sniffing foul play, @assampolice seized a massive haul of 40,000 bottles of Codeine Phosphate, packed in 250 cartons & concealed under 100 cartons of fruits, in a truck at Karimganj, on way to another state.”