New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Narcotics has busted an illegal drug manufacturing factory in the national capital selling Tramadol in disguise of ayurvedic medicines, the agency informed on Wednesday.
In an official statement, the agency said, “Acting on the said specific information joint Preventive team of Central Bureau of Narcotics New Delhi and Gwalior conducted a raid at Plot No. 93, Pocket G, Sector 5, Bawana Industrial Area, New Delhi and at Balaji Ayurvedic Store, Janta Bhawan Road, Sirsa (Haryana) and unearthed a clandestine Tramadol manufacturing unit at Bawana Industrial Area, New Delhi.”
Tramadol is an opioid analgesic of the same family of drugs as medications like oxycodone and hydrocodone, considering its misuse for addiction purposes Government has declared it as Psychotropic Substance in April 2018.
As per the agency, the said manufacturing unit was running in disguise of a honey processing plant and manufactured Tramadol Tablets were branded as Ayurvedic medicine.
“The search of the said premises resulted in the recovery of approx. 52.245 Kgs Tramadol pills and powder and 1.08 Kgs of substance suspected to be opium,” they said.