Assam Police confiscate 61,000 illegal cough syrup bottles valued at 4 crore

19 August, 2023 | Shubhi

Assam National

Assam Police seizes 61,000 illegal cough syrup bottles worth Rs. 4 crore near Tripura border.

According to police, on August 17 at night, in the Churaibari area of Assam’s Karimganj district near the border with Tripura, Assam Police confiscated 61,000 bottles of illegal cough syrup from a truck. The bottles had a market value of Rs. 4 crore.

The truck’s operator, Biswajit Biswas, was also detained by police.Police claimed that after receiving a tip, they stopped a truck in the Churaibari neighborhood.

“Our operation against drugs is going on. Last night, we intercepted a truck. We have recovered and seized 61,000 banned cough syrup bottles from the truck. We also apprehended the driver of the truck. The market value of the seized cough syrup bottles is estimated at around Rs 4 crore,” Pratap Das, Additional Superintendent of Police of Karimganj district, said.

More research is currently being done.
On August 1, the Assam police confiscated over 31,000 bottles of cough medicine from a truck in the Karimganj area of Assam, near the Tripura border.

The police claim that on August 1, a police team from the Churaibari area near the Assam-Tripura border discovered an abandoned lorry.

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