A transnational syndicate has been smuggling narcotics by declaring the consignments as raw materials of medicines, claim officials of the Narcotics Department, Bangladesh.
On information, Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) of Bangladesh has started surveillance. It managed to seize 3 kilogrammes of opium from the capital’s Paltan and Banasree areas on Friday night.
DNC officials claimed that it is one of the biggest seizures by the agency in recent times.
After laboratory testing, the officials said that the seized substance is the pure form of opium. It is possible to make morphine, Phensedyl (codeine) and heroin with it.
They are suspecting that the consignment came to Bangladesh from Afghanistan through India, but they need time to verify the route.