Sonamura, Tripura: In a concerted effort to curb the illicit trafficking of contraband syrup, police in Sonamura and Jatrapur have seized a significant quantity of the substance and arrested two individuals involved in its distribution. The operations, conducted over the past 48 hours, underscore the authorities’ commitment to combating the illegal trade of cough syrup, which is often misused as an intoxicant.
In Sonamura, a police raid led to the arrest of Shafiqul Islam, a resident of Ghatigarh village. During the search of his residence, police recovered a staggering 550 bottles of phensedyl, a potent cough syrup commonly used for recreational purposes. Islam was subsequently taken into custody and is currently facing charges related to possession and distribution of contraband syrup.
In Jatrapur, police personnel, in collaboration with Border Security Force (BSF) officials, conducted a series of raids in various locations, resulting in the seizure of 400 bottles of phensedyl and the recovery of three stolen motorcycles. The seized contraband and vehicles were found in the possession of unidentified individuals, who managed to evade capture during the raids. Police have launched a manhunt to apprehend the suspects and are investigating the possible links between the seized contraband and the stolen motorcycles.
The recent crackdown on contraband syrup trafficking in Sonamura and Jatrapur highlights the ongoing efforts of law enforcement agencies to address the issue of substance abuse, particularly among youth. The seizure of a large quantity of phensedyl and the arrest of individuals involved in its distribution serve as a deterrent to those engaged in this illegal trade.
The authorities have urged the public to come forward with any information regarding the sale or distribution of contraband syrup. They have also appealed to parents and guardians to be vigilant about the activities of their children and to seek help if they suspect substance abuse.
The fight against contraband syrup trafficking requires a collective effort from law enforcement agencies, community members, and healthcare providers. By working together, we can effectively combat this issue and safeguard the well-being of our communities.