Smuggling of anti cancer drug in India worth Rs 1.23 crore, Chinese arrested at airport
Schedule H drugs are prescription drugs in India appearing as an appendix to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 introduced in 1945. These are drugs which cannot be purchased over the counter without the prescription of a qualified doctor.
NEW DELHI: In a major crackdown, the customs officials have arrested a Chinese man at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle out anti-cancer medicine worth Rs 1.23 crore, according to an official statement issued on Tuesday. The accused was intercepted when he was proceeding to depart to Kunming in China on Sunday.
"A detailed examination of hand baggage and check-in bags of the passenger resulted in the recovery of schedule H medicines valued at Rs 1.23 crore," the customs department said in the statement.
Schedule H is a part of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 has 25 Schedules, Schedule H is one among them. Schedule H is a class of prescription drugs in India appearing as an appendix to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 introduced in 1945. These are drugs which cannot be purchased over the counter without the prescription of a qualified doctor.
The Chinese man has been arrested and the drugs were seized.
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