Illegally stocked medicines worth Rs1.5b seized in Larkana

Three suspects arrested
Jun 23, 2020
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Three men were arrested on Monday for illegally stocking government-owned medicines in private warehouses in Larkana, according to the police.

In a raid conducted by the district's authorities, medicines worth more than Rs1 billion were impounded from a warehouse in the Civil Lines area, a police officer said.

Near the Dari police station, another raid was conducted where illegally stocked medicines worth more than Rs5 million were found, he added.

The suspects, Sohail Sheikh, Rehman Chandio and Saddam Chandio, have been remanded into police custody for three days by the judicial magistrate court.

After identifying the suspects, the police conducted another raid on the district health officer's office and sealed its record room. A doctor and 20 employees have been taken into custody.

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