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Cops seize 6,000 bottles of cough syrup

Cops seize 6,000 bottles of cough syrup

BALURGHAT: Police have seized around 6,000 bottles of cough syrup meant to be smuggled to Bangladesh from a house in Gangarampur on Sunday late night. Police have also detained five persons in this connection.

According to a police source, cops received information that a huge quantity of cough syrup was stored in a house of one Milan Roy of Gangarampur Shanti Colony. Police raided the house and seized around 6000 bottles of banned cough syrup which were stored in 60 boxes having market price amounting to Rs 12,00,000. Police have also nabbed five persons. Police said all of them hail from other states. They will be produced in court on Wednesday.

The owner of the house Milan managed to flee from the spot. A lookout notice is issued against him."Five persons have detained. Police have already started interrogating them. Investigation revealed that the cough syrups were stored to ferry in neighbouring Bangladesh. Soon, the owner of the residence will be detained," said a police officer.

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