|Excise Deptt, Police seize consignment of intoxicating Drugs|
|Early Times Report|
Kathua, Aug 22: The Excise Department alongwith Police Department at Lakhanpur foiled a major attempt of smuggling 4560 bottles of Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Codeine Phosphate Syrup and 2300 kgs of banned polythene in the State, when they seized a huge consignment of intoxicating Drugs and polythene in a vehicle.
The vehicle, bearing Registration No JK05E-3149 carrying Cinnamon as goods, carrying Cinnamon and contraband item (Drugs) alongwith banned polythene has been seized by the Police Station, Lakhanpur for further investigation/action under the NDPS Act.
The whole operation was conducted by the joint team consisting of Excise Inspectors, Dheeraj Kumar, Sanjeev Singh Sen, Excise Sub-Inspectors Kanwaljeet Shan, Surinder Singh Bagal and Excise Guards, Nihal Singh and Prince Sharma under the supervision of Excise and Taxation Officer, Abhishake Abrol alongwith SHO Police Station, Lakhanpur Sushil Sharma under the direct supervision of Ashish Kumar Gupta, Deputy Excise Commissioner, Toll Post Lakhanpur and Shridhar Patil, SSP Kathua.
The Excise Commissioner, J&K Government, Talat Parvez Rohella appreciated the efforts of Excise and Police Staff in detecting the instant contraband items and enjoined them to work with more zeal and in coordination with other departmental agencies and also complimented Ashish Kumar Gupta, Deputy Excise Commissioner, Toll Post Lakhanpur and his team for the achievements.
In this regard, a case under relevant sections of NDPS Act, stands registered at P/S Lakhanpur and the investigation is going on.