Rajamahendravaram: The urban police arrested five persons for unauthorisedly storing drugs and seized drugs worth Rs 3 lakh such as injections Tejowin, Phensedyl, Fortwin and syrups.
Urban SP B Raja Kumari producing the accused and the drugs seized before the media in Rajamahendravaram on Saturday. DSPs J Kula Sekhar and B Rama Krishna are also seen.
The police arrested Bacchu Veera Venkata Subba Rao (pharmacist) of Ravulapalem, Rangisetti Ramesh and Pothuganti Kishore Kumar (medical salesmen) of Narsaraopeta, Amuloju Krishnaiah and Elimisetti Durga Rao of Rajamahendravaram and police are searching for another accused Sekhar of Allagadda, who was at large.
Two cases were pending against pharmacist Durga Rao of Ravulapalem in this regard. Meanwhile, Amuloju Krishnaiah stored the stocks in huge quantity in his house. All the drugs seized can only be sold on doctor's prescriptions. The police are investigating how Sekhar of Allagadda was getting the drugs.
Cases were registered against them under various sections of Drugs and Cosmetics Act. When the police produced them in the court, it remanded them to 14 days custody.
Central Zone Deputy Superintendent of Police J Kula Sekhar, Special Branch DSP B Rama Krishna, I Town inspector M Ravindra, anti-goonda squad sub-inspector Rambabu and their team arrested the accused.