Pseudoephedrine is a safe drug and that can be used to get relief from stuffy nose and sinus pain/pressure caused by infection but some people combine it with other products to make methamphetamine (“meth”), which is an illegal and dangerous street drug. That’s why over-the-counter sales of cold medicines that contain the ingredient pseudoephedrine, is banned.
The counter opiate squad of Mizoram Excise and Narcotics office captured three people and seized more than 11 lakhs pseudoephedrine tablets from their ownership here, the division’s representative Peter Zohmingthanga said this to the reporters.
The tablets worth around ₹ 44.28 lakh weighed around 123 kilograms, the representative said.
The office authorities and the Young Mizo Association (YMA) against sedate squad grabbed the tablets amid a joint operation in night, the representative said.
The charged were reserved under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the representative included.