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Drug peddling cuffs on three

100kg of charas and 20 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup that contains the banned narcotic codeine phosphate were seized
Sources said the NCB had received information that more than 11kg of charas was being couriered to Hong Kong on Wednesday night

Snehal Sengupta   |   Calcutta   |   Published 12.09.20, 01:22 AM

The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested three men, including a pharmacy owner, for allegedly peddling drugs across the city and sending consignments abroad.

Sources said the NCB had received information that more than 11kg of charas was being couriered to Hong Kong on Wednesday night. “An NCB team arrested Dum Dum residents Ashim Ray and Rajan Mishra and seized the charas that was concealed inside a packet marked as ‘muffins’,” said an NCB officer.

The team also seized 100kg of charas and 20 bottles of Phensedyl cough syrup that contains the banned narcotic codeine phosphate from Mishra’s house.

After questioning the duo together, the NCB raided the chemist shop of Biswanath Das, a resident of Manikpara, and seized 95 more bottles of cough syrup that contained codeine phosphate.

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