Assam police seizes Rs 2 crore worth intoxicating cough syrups in Silchar
Assam police is in action with its proactive operation against drugs and drug-mafia to break the nexus and backbone.
SILCHAR: Assam police is in action with its proactive operation against drugs and drug-mafia to break the nexus and backbone. This time it was the hauling up of the biggest ever catch of intoxicating cough syrup worth Rs 2 crore from a lorry by Churaibari police near Tripura border of Karimganj district on Sunday. Bangladesh has great demand for cough syrup which has some gaping holes along Indo-Bangladesh border.
Moreover, there is also laxity on the part of Tripura police. If any how the smugglers can evade the attention of Assam police, it is free passage for them. According to a police source, the truck in question with West Bengal number plate after uploading apples from Guwahati and bound for Agartala was detained around 2 pm by Assam police.
In course of search operation, 250 cartons of cough syrups were recovered from the truck and the driver Bablu Pandey hailing from North 24 Paragna of West Bengal was taken into custody. In order to disguise the cough syrups brought all the way from Bengal, apples were loaded and kept over them. But, nothing could outwit the now alert and vigilant Assam police after Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma gave call for all out action.
Mintu Seal, in charge of Churiabari police outpost, deserves appreciation for his bold action who has been keeping close watch on all the incoming and outgoing trucks through the Assam-Tripura border. Pratap Das, DSP, valued the cough syrups at Rs 2 crore in Tripura market and much more in Bangladesh. The seized truck with cough syrups and the driver are in police custody.