Excise sleuths seize 4625 bottles of Codeine Phospate at Lakhanpur

Excelsior Correspondent

KATHUA, June 23: The Excise Department at Toll Post, Lakhanpur seized 4625 bottles of Codeine Phospate a banned drug late last night which was being smuggled into the State in two trucks bearing Registration No. JK08E-3535 and JK03E-2085.
A departmental handout issued here, today said that late last night in an operation by Excise staff at Toll Post Lakhanpur 4625 bottles of Drugs (Codeine Phosphate) in two trucks was seized which was being smuggled in the State. The whole operation was carried out under the supervision of Dy. Excise Commissioner, Toll Post Lakhanpur, Ashish Gupta along with Excise & Taxation Officers, Rohit Sharma, Sandeep Gupta and Sajjad Ahmed Sofi, Inspectors, Dheeraj Kumar, Javed Iqbal, Varun Chandan, Sub-Inspectors, Kanwaljeet Shan, Aaqib Malik, Jugal Kishore, Sahil Choudhary, and Guards Davinder Singh, Sohan Lal, Nihal Singh and Naveen Sharma.
Truck No. JK03E-2085 was declared loaded with tiles and empty crates and second truck bearing registration No.JK08E-3535 was declared load with trade goods.
M. Raju, Excise Commissioner J&K while commending the role of Excise team of Toll Post Lakhanpur for their sustained enforcement efforts in the area, has enjoined upon them to carry on such drives to thwart the nefarious design of drugs smugglers in future also.