Covid, most cancers medication smuggled from Gurugram to Iraq at 10 occasions the fee; 5 arrested


Tribune News Service
Gurugram, July 28

Gurugram has caught the eye of worldwide smugglers. These smugglers are procuring COVID-19 therapy medication and smuggling them overseas at ten occasions the fee.

The Gurugram Drug Control division, together with the native police, busted a global drug cartel seizing medication, together with narcotics and COVID-19 medication—Remdesivir and Favipiravir— and money of roughly Rs 75 lakhs. 

Four Iraqi nationals and one Uzbek girl was arrested from Sector 57 and Sector 47.  

While authorities are but to disclose any particulars, sources declare that these overseas nationals, with none legitimate passport and visas, would procure the COVID-19 medication and anti-cancer medication on MRP from Gurugram and ship it to Iraq.   

The drug Favipiravir, which is on the market at Rs 250 a strip, is bought in Iraq for Rs 7,500.  

Similarly, Remedesvir, which is on the market at 5,400 a vile in Gurugram is reportedly being bought at one lakh a vile in Iraq.

The police are but to disclose the investigation particulars.



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