Sambalpur: Sambalpur Town Police last night seized seven cartons of Corex syrup and arrested five persons on charges of smuggling the cough syrups illegally.
Acting on a tip-off about illegal transportation of medicines, two teams of Sambalpur Town police station conducted surprise raids at Sahu Colony and in the backside of Sani Temple in the town and zeroed in on five persons involved in the illegal trade.
A total of 1117 bottles of Corex cough syrups has been seized in the raid. While 601 bottles was seized from Sahu Colony, 516 bottles seized from rear of the temple. Besides, a motorcycle and Rs 3000 was also seized from the arrested persons, the police said.
Reportedly, Sambalpur Town Police have registered a case under section 274, 275 and 34 of the IPC and forwarded the arrested persons to the court.