BIJNOR: Stumbling over a drug racket, whereby sample medicines were supplied to quacks in rural areas, the police arrested two persons in Sambhal district on Friday morning after seizing sample medicines worth over Rs one crore that was to be sold to quacks in rural areas. A case has been registered against the duo.
According to recent news in TOI, a joint team of the drug departments and police raided the house of the offenders in Sambhal district and seized 50 sacks of drugs valued in crores of rupees.
The raid happened after the local police arrested a driver while checking vehicles in Hasanpur on February 7 where they intercepted a car and seized three sacks of medicines from the car. When interrogated for bills of the medicine, car driver Waseem failed to show any document.
The drug inspector of Amroha, Piyush Kumar, and drug inspector of Moradabad, Naresh Mohan Deepak, were informed about the matter by the police, who then examined the medicines. They found that all the medicines were labeled “physician sample” and “not for sale”.
Speaking with TOI, Sudhir Kumar Singh, SP, Amroha, said, “When police grilled Waseem, he said he is a resident of Chaudhary Saray Kotwali of Sambhal district and had brought these medicine from Delhi to sell to quacks in rural areas. He also runs a medical store. He revealed that another person, Mohammad Raes, a resident of Turtipur Illaha under Nakhasa police station of Sambhal district, was his business partner.”
He further added, “Thereafter, the Amroha police with a team of drugs department comprising drugs inspectors of Moradabad, Bijnor, Amroha, Rampur, and Sambhal raided the house of both Raes and Waseem and recovered 33 sacks of medicine from Raes’ house and 14 from Waseem’s house. The samples have been sent to the forensic laboratory.”
“All the medicines were for the treatment of cancer and other chronic diseases. The accused used to supply samples from Delhi to Moradabad, Mandal, Meerut, and Ghaziabad. The cost of recovered medicines is more than Rs one crore. The samples of drugs have been sent to Lucknow laboratory center for checking,” informed RP Pandey, Assistant Drug Commissioner