Pradeep Pattanayak

About 500 bottles of banned cough syrup bottles and over 1200 sedative injections were seized and a person was arrested from Malapada, Keshab Nagar in Bargarh on Saturday. 

The arrested person has been identified as Bulu Sahu. 

As per reports, Bargarh town police had been tipped off about rampant illegal drug smuggling in the town. Acting on a specific tip-off, a team from town police station swooped down on a house in Malapada under Ward No-1. During the search, the cops seized about 500 bottles of banned cough syrup bottles, over 1200 sedative injections, a huge quantity of sedative medicines and cash amounting to Rs 50,000. They arrested a person named Bulu Sahu for his alleged involvement in the case. 

“We have seized cough syrup bottles, tablets and injections. There have been allegations that these were used as sedatives. The accused was arrested and court-forwarded earlier too. We are investigating to see if his family members have any involvement,” said Satyajit Kandelkar, IIC, Town Police station.

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Informing about the haul, additional tehsildar Dibakar Pradhan said, “The police had information that some drugs were stored in this house. Acting on the direction of the Sub Collector, I was present at the spot. During the search operation, about 500 bottles of banned cough syrup bottles, over 1200 sedative injections, and a huge quantity of sedative medicine were found. Once the investigation is over, it will be clear who are the other persons involved in the crime.”

(By Dharmadutta Padhi)

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