Father, son behind pharma drug cartel held

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 28

In one of many largest crackdowns on the unlawful manufacture-diversion-supply chain of pharmaceutical opioids within the nation, the Punjab Police in the present day introduced the arrest of Krishan Kumar Arora, alias ‘Clovidol’ Badshah, and his son Gaurav Arora of Neutec Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Narela, Delhi.

Biggest suppliers of opioids: Punjab police

  •  Drugs had been allegedly manufactured above sanctioned quota. Front corporations had been created for wholesale/retail and shut after three months to evade scrutiny
  • A community of transporters/couriers provided consignments, typically delivered with out invoice or with pretend invoices of real corporations. Transporters received 3-Four occasions the conventional charges
  • To evade scrutiny, shipments had been marked as ‘carrying surgical equipment’. Neutec Ltd used personal automobiles for supply

DGP Dinkar Gupta stated the 2 had been one of many largest producers and suppliers of pharmaceutical opioids within the nation and had been illegally supplying/diverting 18-20 crore tablets, capsules and syrups, price Rs 70-80 crore, throughout 17 states each month by means of drug provide gangs, together with Mathura and Agra gangs, that had been busted not too long ago. The two had been the masterminds of the ‘pharma drug cartel’ that managed a significant share (nearly 60-70%) of the unlawful commerce, he stated.

The two had been arrested from Rajouri Garden in Delhi yesterday by a staff of the Barnala police, comprising Mehal Kalan ASP Pragya Jain and CIA in cost Baljit Singh, beneath the supervision of SSP Sandeep Goel.

The community started to unravel with the busting of the Mathura and Agra gangs by the Barnala police in February, adopted by main seizures and arrests in May and July. So far, as many as 36 individuals had been arrested and 73 lakh intoxicating tablets/capsules/syrup bottles and Rs 2.26 crore seized throughout 5 states, stated the DGP.“Sustained investigations led to the unmasking of the linkages of the nexus and further revealed the involvement of various pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, including Neutec Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd, Narela, Delhi, which is one of the biggest manufacturers of NRx (prescription) drugs, such as Clovidol 100 SR, Trio SR, Simplex C+, Simplex +, Tridol, Foridol, Prozolam, Alprazolam, etc. These drugs are extensively abused as pharma opioids by drug addicts all over the country,” stated Gupta.

The accused allegedly manufactured pharma medication clandestinely over and above the sanctioned quota, and had created wholesale/retail corporations in connivance with associates.

Some of those entrance corporations included Santoshi Pharma, Jagdeesh Pharma, SS Agency, Jai Hanuman Phama, Mayank Drug House, and many others. These entrance corporations had been typically shut down after three-four months to evade scrutiny.

A community of transporters/ couriers, together with Sri Ram Transport, Narela Transport, Annu Road Carriers, Malik Transport, Delhi Punjab Transport (all in Delhi), and Jai Bhole Transport, Aligarh Hathras, Devesh Transport, Lamba T, Radha Krishan Transport, Shreejee Roadlines (all in Agra), was created to facilitate the provision of medicine.

The consignments had been typically delivered with out invoice and transporters had been paid three-four occasions the conventional charges. In different circumstances, the consignments had been transported on pretend invoices of real pharmaceutical corporations — Kalra Medicos, Janta Medicos, JMD Pharma, Medstone Ascelepius (all in Delhi), and VR Enterprises, Shri Kaila Devi Enterprises, Jai Hanuman Pharma (all in Agra), and many others.

The police stated to evade scrutiny by police and legislation enforcement authorities, the consignments had been typically marked as ‘carrying surgical equipment’. In addition, Neutec Healthcare Pvt Ltd used to ship consignments by means of personal automobiles. 

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