Phensedyl cough syrup worth Rs.4 crore seized in Kolkata

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Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday seized a Bangladesh-bound consignment of 65,000 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup worth Rs.4 crore from the city, said an official.

“The bottles were recovered from an abandoned house in a railway colony in the city’s Chitpur area. They were brought from Delhi and were stored here for dispatching them to Bangladesh through the Bangaon border (in North 24 Parganas district),” said the officer.

“The value of the consignment in the international market is Rs.4 crore,” he added.

Containing codeine-phosphate, the cough syrup is in huge demand in Bangladesh for its sedative properties.

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