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FIA seizes counterfeit drugs, distributor held

April 22, 2017

A distributor was arrested from near the Denso Hall on Friday after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) busted a racket involving sale of unregistered and counterfeit drugs, including life-saving anti-biotic injections. 

The raid was conducted at a shop number 27 of the medicine market, near the Denso Hall. The spokesman for FIA Sindh said that a complaint was received from Provincial Drug Inspector Karachi-II Zakir Hussain Samoo regarding Muhammad Tahir Khokhar’s involvement in sale and distribution of spurious, sub-standard and unregistered drugs and anti-biotic life saving injections of ‘Sonnet and Dayline 1g I.V’ in the local market.

A case was registered and assigned to Inspector Ali Hassan Zardari.

A raid was conducted after the enquiry officer’s sources deployed at the shop revealed that Khokhar was present in the vicinity of Katchi Gali for supply of injections.

The recovered injections were seized on form-3 by the drug inspector while samples were also drawn on form-2 for lab tests. Further investigations are underway.

On March 31, the FIA had seized a large quantity of unregistered and counterfeit drugs from a building located on MA Jinnah Road. A suspect identified as Muhammad Waseem was arrested.

In December last year, a large quantity of banned drugs were seized by the FIA and federal drug inspectors in a raid at two warehouses in Karachi's Motandas Market and Medicine Market, also called Katchi Gali, in the Saddar area.