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Amritsar-made drug makes its way to ISIS 

Chandigarh: Italy’s police seized 24 million tramadol tablets at one of the country’s ports on Saturday. Manufactured in Amritsar for a Dubai-based company, the consignment was diverted mid-sea for Islamic State militants to fund their terror activities. Alarmed, Indian and US agencies are investigating the matter.

Tramadol, an opiod (narcotic) pain medication, is said to be in high demand among jihadists who call it a “fighter drug” for its ability to lull pain and fatigue, claim Intelligence sources. Taking the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at Chandigarh in the loop, Central agencies have asked it to inspect two Amritsar-based firms making the painkiller that sent two consignments to Dubai recently.

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