Fake Medicine Racket Busted In Assam’s Nagaon, 1 Held

A fake medicine supply racket has been busted by Nagaon police on Monday. One person has been detained in connection to it.

The matter came to light after a pharmacy owner in Nagaon was supplied with these fake medicines to sell.

According to him, one Nur Zamal Ali was supplying these medicines at a very low cost as compared to other suppliers. He said that he suspected these medicines to be fake, after which he contacted other medical representatives.

However, nobody took action and later he approached the police.

The police then launched an operation and detained Ali on Monday.

“We have seized a notebook which shows that he has supplied the suspected fake medicines to several pharmacists in the area. Quizzing him will reveal more,” police told a local media outlet.

It was found that the packaging of the medicines supplied allegedly by Ali were found to be similar to the real products.

“It is very difficult to differentiate. But the rates are very low. If one medicine costs around Rs 500, he used to supply it to the pharmacies at around Rs 100 only,” said the pharmacist. 

According to police, more number of people are involved in the racket.

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