Sambalpur: The district police today arrested 10 persons on charges of their involvement in illegal cough syrup trade in Sambalpur town today. Acting on reliable information, a joint team of Town Police and Dhanupali police raided different places and arrested the ten persons.
Also, the police seized 278 bottles of corex, 440 sleeping pills and 3.3 litres of spurious syrup.
Sources said the number of accused in the case will go up as involvement of more people cannot be ruled out. The police have formed a special team to nab the other persons involved in the illegal cough syrup smuggling.