Pimpri Chinchwad: 5 arrested over alleged black marketing of Mucormycosis drugs
Pimpri Chinchwad police have arrested five people, including two medical shop owners, a salesman and a nurse at a Covid care centre, over alleged black marketing of two injections — Liposomal Amphotericin B and Bevacizumab — that are used for the treatment of Mucormycosis or Black Fungus.
A team from Pimpri Chinchwad Police’s crime branch had launched a probe into the alleged blackmarketing of Mucormycosis drugs after a tip off was received by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sudhir Hiremath. After preliminary verification of the input from informants, a dummy customer was asked to get in touch with the suspects.
Probe revealed that the suspects were selling vials of Liposomal Amphotericin B at Rs 21,000 as against the price of Rs 7,800 and Bevacizumab at Rs 65,000 against the price of Rs 54,000. These injections were being illegally procured and sold without any prescription. A trap was laid on Tuesday in Wakad as the sale was finalised with the dummy customer.
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