In a major haul, the Narcotic Cell of the Excise department yesterday seized banned Codeine cough syrup (LUcough) worth nine lakhs from a vehicle from Chumukedima check gate.
Deputy Commissioner of Excise (Narcotic Cell), S. Chanlei Angh informed that two persons Sunny Malakar and Tapan Deb, both resident of Bokajan, Assam have been arrested in this connection and booked under section of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
The Excise personnel intercepted the vehicle and on frisking recovered the drugs concealed below mineral water bottles. Angh said that the accused admitted that they were transporting the consignment from Khakhati, Assam to Kohima.
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