The cough syrup was reportedly transported to Balangir from Bhubaneswar.
Boudh, Aug 5: Police seized huge quantity of cough syrup worth around Rs 3 lakh from an SUV on NH-57 near Puranakatak in Odisha’s Boudh district late last night and arrested a person in this connection.
The arrested person has been identified as Satambar Bagh of Gadarpali in Nuapada district.
Acting on a tip off, Puranakatak Police intercepted a Mahindra Scorpio, bearing Regd No: OR 05 AN 3333, on Chiricchak-Puranakatak road late last night.
While frisking the vehicle, police found 16 boxes of cough syrup, namely Escof Syrup. The syrup was transported to Balangir from Bhubaneswar, police said.
Further investigation is on to ascertain involvement of other persons in the illegal trade, police added.