Banned Tramadol tablets seized at Srinagar airport

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Banned Tramadol tablets seized
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SRINAGAR — The Drug Control Department along with the Sales Tax Department on Saturday seized a consignment of banned Tramadol drugs at Srinagar International Airport.

As per the news agency CNS, a statement in this regard reads, “The team from the Drug Control Department, under the direct supervision of Irfana Ahmad, Joint Drugs Controller and Irshad Assad Jan, Sales Tax Officer with the Central Enforcement (Airport Wing) and his team today seized 1080 Tramadol tablets after acting on an information received from Sales Tax Officer with the Central Enforcement (Airport Wing) department, Cargo Building.”

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It said that Tramadol drugs, prescription for opioid pain medication, are coming through unregulated channels and could be dangerous if misused by drug addicts.

“The Drug Control Department is investigating the source and intended destination of this shipment,” the statement said, adding, “This seizure is part of the department’s ongoing effort to combat the illegal sale and distribution of prescription drugs. In the past, the department in collaboration with the Sales Tax Dept. at Airport Srinagar successfully seized similar consignments and brought those responsible to books (sic).”

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The Drug Control Department is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the public by preventing the sale and distribution of illegal drugs, it added.

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