Narcotics dealer arrested with Phensedyl syrup bottles

first_imgKolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police nabbed a narcotics dealer from Hyde Road in Port area on Thursday night and seized huge quantity of contraband narcotics Phensedyl Syrup.According to Special Task Force, on Thursday, STF officials came to know from their sources that some kind of narcotics products are being transported in Kolkata hidden in a goods vehicle. Based on the information, the police went to port area under West Port police station jurisdiction Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Pujaand kept a strict vigil on the goods vehicles plying in the area. Meanwhile, the police came to know about a goods vehicle registration number — RJ-05-GB 1583. After waiting for almost an hour, the police saw a ten-wheeler truck bearing the same registration number. The truck was stopped near a popular warehouse in the area on Hyde Road and was searched. During the search, the police found 14,100 bottles of Phensedyl syrup, which contains Codeine Phosphate, form of contraband narcotic drug in 47 gunny bags, which was being transported in stealthily manner under other gunny bags containing edible oils, salts and other materials, from the goods carrying portion of the truck. The police are trying to locate the actual sender and receiver of the consignment by interrogating the arrested accused person. Following the seizure, the truck driver identified as Deepu Singh of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested. Phensedyl, a material which was used to prepare few brands of cough syrup earlier, has been banned several years ago as it was being consumed as a narcotics element. However, since the past few weeks STF have managed to seize huge quantity of narcotics materials and nabbed several narcotics racketeers.last_img read more