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Guwahati: Team Led By JCP Partha Mahanta Seizes Huge Consignment of Banned Cough Syrup

3 persons accused of transporting the illegal consignment, who was part of an interstate network, have been arrested along with the seizure of 30,000 bottles.

Guwahati: Team Led By JCP Partha Mahanta Seizes Huge Consignment of Banned Cough Syrup

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 May 2022 11:46 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: In one of the biggest seizures of banned cough syrup by Guwahati Police, a team led by Joint CP Partha Mahanta, seized a huge consignment of Phensedyl, an addictive cough syrup, from a commercial vehicle.

As per police, 3 persons accused of transporting the illegal consignment who were part of an interstate gang have been busted along with the seizure of 30,000 bottles.

The final destination of the consignment was Bangladesh, where the cough syrup has an immense demand, took the route via- West Bengal to Assam to Meghalaya and then the final destination.

On the other hand, Assam police on Wednesday recovered heroin worth Rs 4 crore at Mariani in Assam's Jorhat district and also nabbed a person in this regard.

The arrested person has been identified as Ajit Orang (30), the residence of Sarupathar in the Golaghat district.

''Based on specific information, police intercepted a vehicle at Heelekha on Tuesday and we found a couple of soap cases containing suspected heroin,'' said an official.

''We investigated the vehicle on Wednesday morning and found a few more soap cases in hidden compartments,'' the official added.

According to sources, police suspect the seized heroin was transported from Nagaland to Jorhat via Karbi Anglong or Golaghat, as both districts share Nagaland's borders.

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