Birpara, June 21: Birpara police on Sunday evening apprehended one Roman Biswakarma (19), S/o Mandal Biswakarma of Dalmore Garo Busty, 3 No line along with motorcycle without registration number and huge quantity of illegal narcotics near Doctor kothi adjacent to Dalmore Garo Busty area under Birpara PS.
According to Birpara police sources, while examining Roman’s motorcycle in a naka checking at Doctor kothi, a huge box covered with plastic and tied to the pillion rider seat was noticed. When the officer tore the plastic and checked the sealed box, he found atleast 240 packeted cough syrup bottles which contained codine phosphate, a drug under the purview of NDPS Act. Having no legal document of the narcotics, he was arrested and taken into custody & the motorcycle and the cough syrups were seized in presence of CI Birpara Shri Amaresh Kumar Singh.
CI Birpara Shri Amaresh Kumar Singh said, “A case under NDPS Act will be initiated and the accused person will be forwarded before the Ld court , Alipurduar and brought under police custody for further investigation. Birpara Police Station OC Palzar Bhutia said that similar campaigns would be carried out against illegal drug peddlers.
It should be noted that Birpara and adjoining areas neighboring to Bhutan has become a hub for illegal drugs, illegal arms, timber smugglers and various smugglers.