Thane: NCB seizes 8,640 bottles of banned cough syrup

While searching the car, they found 8,640 bottles of the codeine-based cough syrup, collectively weighing 864 kg, kept in 60 boxes in the vehicle, the NCB official said

Somendra SharmaUpdated: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 10:56 AM IST
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Mumbai: On the basis of input developed by NCB, Mumbai, a team of NCB, Mumbai laid surveillance at Agra-Mumbai Highway near Bhivandi and intercepted a Bolero Pickup.

After searching the vehicle, total 864 Kg (8640 bottles) of Codeine based cough syrup were found systematically stuffed in 60 boxes in the vehicle. The carrier of the seized drugs intercepted immediately.

On the basis of spot interrogation, the carrier reveals details of receiver. Then a trap was laid to nab the receiver after 2 hours he landed in NCB trap. He was apprehended after a brief on foot chase of approx 2 km.

The said CBCS was meant for supply for non prescribed and intoxicating purposes in various parts of Mumbai and Thane.

NCB Mumbai registered the case in Crime No 16/2022. Further investigation is under progress.

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