With the arrest of two persons here, the Delhi Police on Saturday claimed to have busted a gang of drug traffickers that illegally supplied codeine-based cough syrup used for intoxication purpose.

The arrested have been identified as Ajay Kumar Tiwari and Jaswant Tiwari – both residents of Ambedkar Camp of Delhi. The police said that 15,606 bottles of codeine syrup worth Rs.1.20 crore have been seized from them.

For supply in

Eastern India

“The codeine syrup was to be supplied to Kolkata, North-Eastern States like Mizoram and others. This syrup is sold in those areas at a price eight to ten times more than its MRP. The demand for this syrup has been on the increase especially among youngsters,” a senior police officer said.