Illegal internet pharmacy business busted by NCB

, 11:30 PM IST
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Bengaluru:The Narcotics Control Bureau today said it has arrested two persons involved in an illegal internet pharmacy business and has seized psychotropic drugs worth lakhs of rupees from them.

The NCB teams of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana raided on April 18 night a “clandestine and unregistered” call centre at Thanisandra that used to sell psychotropic substances and other prescription drugs through the internet to thge US, Australia and various European countries.

During the search, a large quantity of psychotropic substances like Alprazolam, Amphetamine, Diazepam, Clonazepam, Lorazepam among others were seized, NCB said in a statement.

It said two persons, Salim Pasha and Mohammed Suhail Ahmed, were arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act today after examination.

A large number of tablets of Sidigra, Zenegra, Aurogra, Ceniforce and Tadalafil, among others, were also seized from the call centre.

Some of these drugs are variants of Viagra.

The value of the seized psychotropic drugs is estimated to be Rs 16 lakh with the other drugs costing about Rs 40 lakh, the officials said.