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DELHI POLICE MAJOR THROUGH AGAINST NARCOTICS DRUGS, 1.68 LACS INJENCTIONS OF BUPRENOROPHINE SEIZED

September 13, 2018 08:28 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

In a major breakthrough andfollow up action against narcotic drugs syndicate illegally supplying fakenarcotic medicine ‘Tramadol’, the IGIS, Crime Branch has arrested theProprietor of a medicine distributor firm of Aligarh namely Vineet Garg @Banti r/o Aligarh, UP and recovered an illegal consignment of 1.68 lakh Buprenorphine injections, which wasbeing sent to different destinations through differentcourier companies.  

Mr. Rajiv Ranjan, IPS, Addl. Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Delhi , said , on 28.08.2018, a team of Crime Branch led by Insp. Sunil Jain under supervision of ACP Aditya Gautam and under overall guidance of DCP Bhisham Singh, busted a syndicate of narcoticdrug - Tramadol and arrested 4 accused persons belonging to Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and seized a consignment of illegal ‘Tramadol’ Capsules.

During investigation, it was found that the syndicate was also involved in illegal supply of anothernarcotic drug ‘Buprenorphine’ through their another associate Vineet Garg @Bunty, Proprietor of Bunty Pharma, Aligarh, who supplies illegal Buprenorphin eafter stripping off their labels through different courier companies in the guiseof genuine medicines.

During further investigation, it was found that two such consignments are in transit through ‘Madhur Courier’of Delhi and ‘Om Logistics’ of Aligarh. The Crime Branch tracked thecouriers and seized the illegal consignments thus leading to the recovery of 1.68lakhs injections of Buprenorphine. Labels of 11,000 injections were found to bestripped off. Pursuant to this, the accused Vineet Garg was arrested. 

The accused Vineet @ Bunty used to work at a medicine shop of his father but afterhis death, he had to shut it down due to lack of a Pharmacy Licence. After this,he procured a medicine distribution license and started the firm Bunty Pharma.In 2018, one of his acquaintances namely Harish Singhal along with hisassociate Sunil Sharma, approached him with a proposal that if he procurescertain medicines on their instance and supplies them further as per theirinstructions, he will earn a handsome profit.

After this, Sunil Sharma askedhim to procure Buprenorphine injections from Ideal Pharma.After procurement,acting upon the instructions of Sunil Sharma and Harish Singhal, he removed thelabels of certain stock of buprenorphine injections and supplied them throughvarious courier companies to the parties of Sunil Sharma and Harish Singhal. Sunil Sharma also supplied him fake labels of Lupogesic arranged from Afroz, which were meant to be affixed on the injections he procured from Ideal Pharmaand he sent the same to parties of Sunil Sharma separately in accordance withthe consignments of Buprenorphine injections.

WHAT IS BUPRENORPHINE

Buprenorphine, is an opioid used to treat opioid addiction and chronic pain. It is used by keeping under the tongue, by injection, as a skin patch, or as an implant. It generally provides relief within an hour with effects up to 24 hours. Now a days, it is used by addicts of opium. 

Further investigation of the case is in progress and efforts are on to trace and arrest the remaining members of the syndicate.

 

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