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Gang that sold expired medicines as new busted

Press Trust of India  |  Bijnor 

A racket which allegedly involved selling of expired drugs and medicines after changing their wrappers and date prints was busted in a joint raid carried out by the police and drug department here.

A huge stock of expired medicines worth lakhs of rupees has been seized following the raid on a house in Mohalla Hazrat nagar at Noorpur yesterday.

Two persons in this connection by the police while the owner of the house is learnt to have escaped.

The raiding team found the expired medicines and drugs stored inside the beds, boxes, under the beds and in the bathrooms of the house.

The accused allegedly used to sell this stock to medical stores in and around the area after changing the wrappers and date prints with the help of rubber stamps.

While one person has been arrested from the house which was raided, another has been held from Amroha.

The joint police and the drug Department team has taken the seized stock to the Noorpur Police Station.

The seized drugs and medicines included tablets, injections, syrups of all the big and renowned pharmaceutical companies, said Drug Inspector Ashutosh Misra.

From where these medicines came and who were they being supplied to is now being investigated.

Misra claimed that the seized medicines could be about Rs 8 to 10 lakh rupees.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 14:57 IST