Balangir, May 29: Unearthing yet another illegal sedative trade racket, police seized huge cache of cough syrup from a truck by conducting a raid in Tureikela area under Kantabanji block in Balangir district on Saturday.
Acting upon a tip-off on a truck carrying illegal consignment of Codenine-based syrup, Balangir Police put the same on its radar and intercepted while passing through Tureikela.
While frisking the vehicle the police team found around 14,400 bottles of cough syrup hidden inside it and seized those.
At least two persons who were boarding the truck were taken into custody after they failed produce necessary document in support of cough syrup transport.
Notably, drug addicts use cough syrup as a suitable substitute for other banned drugs and miscreants make huge money by selling them the same.
Further investigation is underway into the case.