Two booked for black marketing of Amphotericin B


Haryana Police, along with Drug Control authorities has arrested two persons from Rohtak on Monday on the charges of selling anti-fungal drug Amphotericin B, used for the treatment of mucormycosis.

The accused have been identified as Rahul Chauhan and Bhiwani, both trying to sell one vial of Amphotericin B for Rs 12000.

Police received information that two employees of a Pharma Company had been selling anti-fungal drug at many timed the original price. Based on the input, a joint team of Special Task Force (STF) and Drug Control Officer was constituted and a decoy customer was sent, who demanded 12 injections from accused. The deal was finalized at Rs. 12000 per vial. The conversation continued for upto four days and finally an advance of Rs 72000 was credited into the account through Google Pay.

A case has been registered against them in Rohtak and further probe is underway.

The spokesperson said that police would continue to be vigilant about the black-marketing of anti-fungal and other drugs. He also urged people to report to police if they come to know of such cases of black-marketing.

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