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Punjab police seize over 13k tablets of banned medicines, 2 held

The seizure comes in the wake of the Congress-led state government’s crackdown on the drug menace in Punjab.

punjab Updated: Apr 19, 2017 18:06 IST
The accused were caught with tablets of Tramadol and Alprazolam in huge quantity.
The accused were caught with tablets of Tramadol and Alprazolam in huge quantity.(HT Representative Image)

Punjab Police on Wednesday claimed to have seized more than 13,000 banned medicines and arrested two persons who were in possession of the drugs in Fazilka district.

“We have recovered 10,800 tablets of Tramadol and 2,400 tablets of Alprazolam from possession of two persons,” Fazilka superintendent of police (investigation) Harmit Singh Hundal said.

The seizure comes in the wake of the Congress-led state government’s crackdown on the drug menace in Punjab.

The accused were identified as Pardeep Rai of Ferozepur and Amarjit Singh of Fazilka, police said.

During routine checking, a team of police spotted two persons standing near Tiwana crossing in Jalalabad here. During search, tablets of Tramadol and Alprazolam in huge quantity were recovered from their possession and the duo was arrested, Rai said.

They have been booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and investigation is underway, he said.