One Arrested With 882 Bottles Of Banned Cough Syrup In Kolkata

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One person has been arrested from the New Market area in Kolkata with around 882 bottles of banned cough syrup in central Kolkata, police said on Friday

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Updated On:
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One person has been arrested with 882 bottles of banned cough syrup in central Kolkata, police said on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided a house in New Market area on Wednesday night and nabbed the accused with 882 bottles of the cough syrup that contained 176.4 grams of codeine phosphate, an opium derivative which is a narcotic drug.

A police officer said, "The abuse of codeine is rampant among drug addicts which is why it is banned in India." The accused, a resident of Howrah district, has been arrested and booked under the NDPS Act, he added.

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