100 bottles of cough syrup seized in Balasore, 1 held
Balasore: Launching a crackdown on the unauthorised sale of cough syrup in the district, Excise Department officials have seized huge cache of the drug by conducting a raid in Gopalpur and Anantpur markets in Balasore on Tuesday.
Acting upon a tip-off, a joint team of Balasore and Soro units of the Excise Department carried out the raid during which they found around 100 bottles of syrup stored in a shop and seized them. One person was taken into custody in connection with the illegal storage.
While police are yet to disclose the identity of the held person, further investigation is underway into the incident.
Notably, drug addicts are using the cough syrup as a viable substitute for liquor due to its sedative content and some unscrupulous elements are taking advantage of it to make huge money.