Bargarh: The district police has arrested nine persons for their alleged involvement in illegal drugs trade. Bargarh SDPO Suresh Kumar Nayak informed that they have seized large quantities of cough syrups and drug pills during the raids.
A special squad formed under the instruction of Bargarh SP had arrested the nine persons during raids conducted at various places of Bargarh Town and Ambabhona Tehsil.
The accused were identified as local residents who used to import the drugs from Chhattisgarh and sell them in the district. Police have seized 231 bottles of cough syrup and five strips of drug pills from their possession.
Talking to media persons SDPO Nayak said, “Nine persons have been arrested from Bargarh and Ambabhona, from whom 231 pieces of cough syrup, five strips of Nitrocine tablet and a motor cycle were seized. Two different cases of Ambabhona and Bargarh is to be forwarded to court today.”
He even added, “After preliminary investigation we came to know that the drugs are coming from Chhattisgarh and we are also investigating on that line to track the source of the drugs.”