Narcotic drugs worth Rs 5 lakh seized in West Bengal

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Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) A man was arrested after about 4,970 ampules of restricted narcotic drug valued at Rs 5 lakh in the international market was seized from him in West Bengal’s Malda district, senior NCB officer said on Wednesday.

“Investigation revealed that ampules containing a close to 10 liters of Buprenorphin were seized from Malda district’s Kaliachawk area in the late hours on Tuesday. The drug was sourced from Kaliachawk’s Mojapur area and was destined to Murshidaad district’s Lalgola,” the officer said.

The Kolkata team of Narcotics Control Bureau arrested Kalu for the illegal possession of the drug and recovered cash worth Rs. 2000 and three credit cards.

Buprenorphin is an opioid used to treat opioid addiction, acute pain, and chronic pain. It cannot be brought or sold without doctor’s prescription.

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“The accused and the seized contraband would be produced in court on Wednesday,” he added.–IANS


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