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Man arrested for illegal sale of Covid-19 vaccines

July 27, 2021

Police on Monday arrested a man for illegally selling Covid-19 vaccines as he provided door-to-door vaccination to people. He was arrested during a raid in the Khalid Bin Waleed Road area by Preedy police officials and Sindh’s drugs authorities.

The suspect, a field officer of a private company, was arrested with disposable syringes, blank vaccination cards, vaccine doses and specimen collection swabs. A case under the drugs act has been registered against the suspect identified as Muhammad Ali on the complaint of the South drugs inspector.

Police said the arrest was made after the drugs authorities received information about vaccine doses being stolen from the designated vaccination centres and being sold privately. The raid was carried out in the presence of Dr Sohail Raza Sher, focal person for Covid-19 in Sindh.

The suspect told the police that he worked for a private company owned by Major (retd) Amanullah Sultan, who provided him with the doses and to whom he returned all his earnings. The suspect also admitted that he sold the Pfizer vaccine for Rs15,000 a dose and the Sinopharm vaccine for Rs4,500 a dose. Further police investigation is under way.