Rashmi Ranjan

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  • Crime Branch STF arrests 3 persons in connection with spurious drugs trade
  • The three accused have been forwarded to the court
  • Over Rs 50 lakh saved in the bank account of the accused has been seized

The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested three persons in connection with spurious drugs trade in the State.

According to sources, the STF arrested the director and two staff of Medilloyd Medicament Private Limited for their alleged involvement in the illegal trade of the duplicate medicines.

The three accused have been forwarded to the court and over Rs 50 lakh saved in the bank account of the accused has been seized, Odisha Police informed. 

Further investigation into the case is underway, said STF officials.

Recently, a huge stock of spurious ‘Favipiravir’, a prescribed drug for Covid-19 treatment, was seized from a chemist shop in Cuttack.

M/s. Medilloyd Medicament Private Limited in Kanika Chhak, Cuttack was raided on June 11 by Drugs Inspectors for the procurement and stocking of spurious Favipiravir Tablets (Favimax-400), allegedly manufactured by M/s. Max Relief Health Care, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, reportedly a non-existing manufacturer.

Out of the available stock of 17,400 tablets, 400 tablets were drawn for statutory testing and the balance 17,000 tablets were seized under the provision of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act and Rules thereunder.

Following the seizure of spurious drugs in Cuttack, many chemist shop across the State were raided to investigate the root of the duplicate drugs trade.

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