Police seize over 95,000 bottles of cough syrup worth crores, 2 held

‘Total production will shut down’

Over 95,000 bottles of cough syrup totaling millions of rupees in value were confiscated by the Karimganj Police in Assam on Wednesday. Bhabesh Kumar and Saminur Islam were taken into custody in connection with the case. Police found and seized the aforementioned amount of cough syrup from three trucks, according to Churaibari police watch post officer Pranab Mili. A crew from the Karimganj district police stopped the trucks in the Churaibari region near the Assam-Tripura border after receiving a tip.

“We have intercepted three trucks at the Churaibari check gate and recovered 95,360 bottles of cough syrup. We have also apprehended two persons. Further investigation is on,” Pranab Mili said.Earlier in May this year, Karimganj police apprehended three persons and seized 33,000 bottles of cough syrup worth around Rs 2 crore from a truck along the Assam-Tripura border, said the police.