Over 65,000 tablets of banned drugs seized from chemist shop in Chandigarh

The recovered tablets included tramadol, buprenorphine, diphenoxylate, alprazolam and clonzepam, the officials said.

Published: 28th August 2019 06:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2019 06:27 PM   |  A+A-

Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged on a table in a photo illustration

Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged on a table in a photo illustration (File Photo | Reuters)

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: Police seized over 65,000 tablets of banned drugs from a chemist shop in Punjab's Faridkot and arrested its owner, officials said on Wednesday.

Police also recovered Rs 87.59 lakh in cash from the medical store and the owner's wholesale drug licence had been cancelled, the officials said.

A team of officials from the Punjab Food and Drugs Administration and police found 33 type of drug formulations, which are prohibited under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, in the store, they said.

The recovered tablets included tramadol, buprenorphine, diphenoxylate, alprazolam and clonzepam, the officials said.

A total of 65,845 tablets, 119 injections and 30 syrups, all habit-forming substances, were recovered from the medical store, they said.

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