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Six arrested with Phensedyl syrup bottles worth Rs 56 lakh

Kolkata: State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has nabbed six persons and seized Phensedyl syrup bottles worth Rs 56 lakh from New Town on Wednesday evening.

All the accused persons have been produced before the sixth Additional District Judge, Barasat, and were remanded to CID custody for 14 days.

According to CID officials, on Thursday afternoon, CID officials came to know from their sources that two trucks carrying some sort of banned drug would be smuggled out to Bangladesh. Based on the source information, CID officials along with police force were deployed to spot the trucks at Narkelbagan crossing in New Town.

Around 7 pm, the police saw two trucks, bearing registration numbers of Haryana, moving towards the airport. The trucks were stopped at Narkelbagan. During the search, CID officials found huge quantity of Phensedyl bottles inside the truck.

After getting confirmed about the banned drugs, six persons, including two drivers along with the trucks, were taken to New Town police station.

The bottles were counted and it was found total 36,000 bottles of phensedyl were being carried in the trucks.

Later, a case was initiated under relevant sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and six of them arrested.

The drug was procured from Uttar Pradesh and was being sent to Bongaon to be smuggled to Bangladesh.

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