Man with banned cough syrups
Abdul Hai in possession with the banned cough syrups. Image: Northeast Now

Lakhimpur police on Tuesday night arrested one person for illegally possessing and stocking cough syrups in Laluk, 22 kilometres from Lakhimpur town.

The circle inspector of Laluk Police Station Arun Gharphaliya along with sub-inspector Abhilesh Talukdar raided a house in No.2 Kehuntoli in Laluk and arrested one Abdul Hai.

Police also recovered 61 bottles of banned cough syrups from his possession.

This is the second-biggest haul of banned cough syrup in Laluk in less than two weeks.

On 14 September police recovered 150 bottles of cough syrup (codeine phosphate) from one Manoj Borgohain of Karunabari under Laluk police station.

In a separate incident, Laluk police arrested two persons for the illegal transportation of cattle from Lakhimpur to Arunachal Pradesh.

The bovines were carried in a pic-up truck in cramped condition for which two animals lost their lives.

The arrested persons have been identified as Ziabur Ali and Atiqul Islam.

The cattle were transported from Bogeenadi in Lakhimpur district to Doimukh in Arunachal Pradesh without proper documents.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com

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