Drugs worth Rs 30 lakh seized from chemist shop

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Ludhiana, Jul 3 (UNI) In one of the biggest seizure of intoxicating drugs in the state, the Punjab health department today seized habit forming scheduled drugs worth Rs 3O Lakhs from a chemist shop at Pindi street here.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Lakshmi Kanta Chawla said that a team headed by Drug Controller Bhag Singh today conducted a raid in city's Pawan Medicos, one of the biggest supplier of drugs in the state, and nabbed its owner.

She informed that during a recent raid on the premises of Pawan Medicos, two unlicensed godowns and one shop had already been sealed Two Cases under section 18C of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act have been registered against the shop owner besides a departmental action has also be initiated against him amounting to even the cancellation of his license, she said.

The minister said that a special team has been constituted to explore the inter-state network of this firm and determine the source of these drugs.

She said that with this major haul, habit forming drugs worth Rs 2.50 crore have been seized during various raids conducted by the Health Department Punjab all over the state during last 6 months.

"The department has established a network in the state to gather information about such nefarious activities of the chemists and the system of exchanging information with police department has also been established," the minister said.

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