Delhi: four people arrested for selling fake cancer drugs
Delhi police have arrested four men for allegedly manufacturing and selling fake cancer drugs.
Police said the four defendants were part of an interstate gang and were being held with a batch of 141 packets of fake drugs made in Faridabad and Karnal. The gang is involved in the sale of fake cancer drugs such as Palbocent, Levanix, and Oscicent, among others.
Police said a Crime Branch team had received reports that a gang selling fake drugs was operating in Delhi-NCR.
Following a raid on the Style shopping center in Jasola, three men – Saddam Hussain Rajaa Ansari, Sonu Chaudhary and Afsar Ansari – were detained with two boxes of drugs. While Saddam is an m-pharma student and the mastermind behind the racketeering, Sonu would buy salts and chemicals to make the fake drugs and Afsar helped contact suppliers and retailers to sell them.
Agents from the Department of Drug Control, GNCTD, also joined the raid.
“According to our information, the men were selling these drugs. We opened the boxes and found 141 sachets of medicine. These drugs were mainly sold by Bangladeshi manufacturers. The accused did not have a drug license, ”said DCP (Crime Directorate) Monika Bhardwaj.
The drugs turned out to be wrong and all three were arrested. During questioning, the police also arrested their partner Amit Dua (28) and found their manufacturing unit in Karnal. Dua is a law student who has helped his friends keep track of accounts and sell drugs.
Machines were seized from their units in Haryana. Police said the gang was selling these drugs to multiple vendors in the market on behalf of cancer drugs.
“Counterfeit and counterfeit drugs were sold as drugs from Bangladesh. Since the drugs are cheaper there, many patients buy them. These men were also making huge profits, ”added DCP Bhardwaj.