Drug Bust in Patna: Crackdown on Illegal Cough Syrups Trade

The raid yielded a significant seizure of illegal cough syrups and prescription drugs.

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Last Updated on July 2, 2024 by The Health Master

Cough Syrups

Bihar’s war on drugs continues as the Drugs Control Administration (DCA) in Patna conducts its ninth successful operation targeting narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances (NDPS) i.e. cough syrups.

This crackdown comes amidst rising concerns about the misuse of cough syrups containing codeine, particularly in a state with a complete alcohol ban.

Major Seizure in Transport Nagar:

On June 20th, 2024, a joint team from the Patna DCA and Agamkuan Police raided an unlicensed godown in Patna’s Transport Nagar.

The raid yielded a significant seizure of illegal cough syrups and prescription drugs.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of the recovered items:

  • 16,440 bottles of codeine-containing cough syrups (Brand names: Phensedyl, Wiscof, RJT Care cough linctus)
  • Strips of Tramadol capsules (Estimated value: Rs. 15 lakh)

Concerted Effort by Drugs Control Administration:

The operation was led by Dr. Sachchidanand Prasad, Assistant Drugs Controller, Patna.

The raid team comprised Drugs Inspector Dr. Amal Kumar and Jitendra Sinha, who played a crucial role in apprehending the culprits.

Legal Action Initiated:

An FIR (First Information Report) has been registered against the involved parties under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at the concerned police station.

Further investigations are underway to dismantle the illegal drug network and identify the source of these narcotics.

Significance of the Raid:

This raid by the DCA Patna highlights the growing problem of prescription drug abuse in Bihar.

The state’s alcohol ban, implemented in 2016, has seemingly led to a rise in the misuse of cough syrups and other medications containing addictive substances.

This seizure serves as a deterrent to those involved in the illegal drug trade and underscores the DCA’s commitment to safeguarding public health in Bihar.

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