Imphal: A Bihar man was arrested by the Imphal Police for illegal possession of 441 pieces of fake Desrem (Ramdesivir 100 mg) injection police official said.
The accused has been identified as Lalo Sah (55) of Sasam village, Samastipur district, Bihar.
Imphal East SP N Herojit Singh said, “The medicine suspected to be fake was seized yesterday when a team led by ASI Akhtar Hussain searched the New Checkon area near tribal market, under Imphal East District, Manipur.”
Reportedly, post enquiry with the State Drug Controller, the police found various disparities when the seized injections were compared with the genuine one of the same company.
SP said, “The seized injections when compared with the injections of the state authority it looks bigger, but it has the same print price of Rs 4,400.”
“This fake medicine has a high demand in Myanmar, and it is sold for double the printed price,” SP added.
As per the police report, on July 31, Lalo Sah landed in Imphal from Guwahati on an Air Asia flight with another person suspected to be head of the fake medicine racket.