Two held for selling banned pills online

Large amounts of medicines and drugs were found in possession of the two suspects who were detained in collaboration with the Ajman Police.



By Ahmed Shaaban/senior Reporter

Published: Wed 25 Feb 2015, 1:24 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:45 PM

Ras Al Khaimah - The RAK Police have arrested two Arab residents for trafficking a large quantity of aphrodisiacs and abortion pills. According to a senior officer, large amounts of medicines and drugs were found in possession of the two suspects who were detained in collaboration with the Ajman Police.

Lt-Col Khalid bin Faisal bin Salem Al Qasimi, head of the organised crimes section, RAK police, said they were tipped off that an Arab expatriate was selling online Cytotec which is administered to pregnant women to induce labour or abortion. “Such serious medicines should never be sold online as the suspect did.”

The RAK Police initiated investigations and tracked down the suspect. “The accused proved to be a courier assigned by another accused to deliver the medicines and deposit the money in his bank account.”

Lt-Col Al Qasimi said the main suspect was staying in Ajman, and his residence was identified in collaboration with the Ajman Police. “Armed with the prosecution warrant, the suspects were apprehended red-handed while selling and handing over these drugs without any medical prescription.”

All the drugs found were seized in cooperation with the RAK Medical Zone, while the two suspects were referred to the public prosecution. “The organised crimes section closely monitors and tracks all such online deals for banned products and medicines which may never be bought or sold unless licensed by the official government bodies.”

Lt-Col Al Qasimi warned that these drugs can be abused by drug dealers and consumers, and hence health authorities are the only licensed bodies to order or prescribe these medicines.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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