Srinagar-bound intoxicating drugs seized at Lakhanpur
DFCO LAUNCHES PROBE
Srinagar, Nov 18: The State Drug and Food Control Organization (DFCO) seized a huge consignment of intoxicating drugs from Lakhanpur Check post in Jammu today.
In a statement, the Controller DFCO Jammu said that it laid a siege near the Lakhanpur Check Post after receiving specific information regarding import of intoxicating drugs from the neighboring States.
The operation was jointly held with CDSCO (Government of India) under the supervision of Deputy Controller, Drug and Food, Jammu Lotika Khajuria.
The statement said many commercial vehicles were searched and their invoices were compared with goods being imported. It said on search of a vehicle (JK09-2559) huge quantity of CODOREX ( R ) Cough Syrup comprising of 40 boxes and containing about 4000 x 100 ml. bottles, Batch No.L-1005 was seized.
The medicine is being manufactured by Aanjaneya Life Care Ltd. Pirangut, Taluka Mulshi, District Pune and marketed M/S Cadila Healthcare Ltd. Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Road, Ahhmedabad.
“The consignment was meant for M/S Bisma Medical Agency, Srinagar and the invoice for the same was raised from M/S Rah Motor Transport (Regd.), Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Delhi. The said drug is a codeine phosphate containing preparation and is being misused for intoxication. The Inspectorate Staff posted at Srinagar were alerted and instructed to carry out simultaneous raid in the premises of M/S Bisma Medical Agency, Srinagar,” the statement said.
It said the proprietor of the said Firm denied having raised demand for purchase of the said drug formulation. “Accordingly, the whole consignment valuing approximately Rs.2.70 lakhs was seized by the Inspectorate Staff under Section 22(1) ( C ) of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and the investigation in the matter is still going on. Efforts are being made to establish liaison with respective Drug Control Authorities, NCT, New Delhi to authenticate the genuiness of the invoices produced during preliminary investigation,” it added.
Meanwhile, the Controlling Authority Satish Gupta has warned the nefarious elements indulging in the mal practices of severe punishment in case of continued violation under the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules there under.
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