Burla, April 12: Burla police busted an illegal Corex racket in the town seizing a large cache of Corex cough syrup.
Police arrested three offenders including a government linesman and two Corex addicted thieves who used to purchase Corex in exchange of burgled goods.
Police sources said, linesman Sisir Pani used to sell out banned Corex cough syrup in his government quarter.
Consumers Prakash Behera and Prasant Mohananda were purchasing it from Sisir. They were bartering with stolen goods.
After a tip off, police conducted a raid on the residence of Sisir located at Burla town on Sunday.
As many as 250 bottles of Corex syrup and stolen goods worth Rs 5 lakh were seized from his possession.