KATHUA, Sept 24: The Excise Department, Toll Post Lakhanpur along with Police Department, Lakhanpur foiled an attempt to smuggle 900 bottles of Codeine Phosphate Syrup in the State, which was being transported in a vehicle bearing Registration No.HR37D-5980 in the garb of ‘Trade Goods and Cloth’.
According to reports the vehicle carrying contraband items (Drugs) has been seized by the Police Station, Lakhanpur for further investigation under NDPS Act.
The whole operation was conducted by a joint team consisting of Excise Inspectors, Rajnishwar Sayal and Excise Guard, Abdul Majid Bhat under the supervision of Excise and Taxation Officer, Sandeep Gupta along with 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 while appreciating the efforts of Excise and Police staff enjoined upon them to work with more zeal and in coordination with other departmental agencies. In this regard, a case under relevant sections of NDPS Act, stands registered at P/S Lakhanpur and the investigation is going on.