Two Indian Fake Medicine Operations Busted

Indian police busted a fake medicine packing unit in Patna, India on April 22, 2011.

Police led a team to a house owned by Vidyanand Thakur in Nagwan village and seized fake medication in powder form, wrappers, a punching machine and medicine filled in bottles, reports The Times of India.

The Superintendent of Police said that two people, both sons of the home owner, were arrested. In total, ten cartons of fake medication were seized.

The family has told reports that they were asked to pack the counterfeit medication by an outside source who promised them cash for the packages property filled.

In Dhaka, a suburb of Kolkata, a mobile unit of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) busted a fake drug factory and destroyed substandard pills and capsules, reports the Daily Star.

Police found three employees of the factory manufacturing counterfeit drugs at the ground floor of a six-storey building in “an unhygienic condition,” reports The Daily Star. RAB officials says that the factor owner admitted working previously at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, and had for the past two years importing raw materials from China to produce counterfeits. RAB officials also say he confessed to maintaining relationships with doctors to use his fakes in hospital.

By S. Imber