Medicine distributor held for supplying narcotic drugs

New Delhi : A distributor of medicines, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, was arrested here for his involvement in supplying narcotic drugs, police said on Thursday.

Additional Commissioner of Police Rajiv Ranjan said that Vineet Garg, from Aligarh, was arrested here on Wednesday. His associates were caught on August 28.

Valued at Rs 1.68 lakh, injections of Buprenorphine, which were being sent to different destinations through different courier companies, have been seized.

On August 28, the police arrested four men hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and seized a consignment of drugs.

They told police about their involvement in supplying Buprenorphine, an opioid used to treat chronic pain, through Garg.

He used to supply Buprenorphine after stripping off the labels, in the guise of genuine medicines. "There are more men associated with this gang and efforts are on to trace them," said the officer.