Bolangir, Jan 17 (LocalWire) Police have arrested five persons in Balangir on Friday for smuggling codeine-based banned cough syrup, an official said.
Acting on a tipoff a police team led by sub-divisional police officer Srimanta Barik intercepted the two vehicles which were carrying the syrup, district police chief Sandeep Sampat told reporters.
Police have seized 5920 bottles of Eskuf cough syrup along with Rs. 70,850 cash and seven mobile phones.
Codeine based cough syrups are being sold among people illegally with the purpose of intoxication, officials said.