Racketeers arrested for online sale of Remdesivir vials at premium
Two men have been arrested for alleged hoarding of oxygen cylinders and for alleged online sale of Remdesivir vials at a premium.
The enforcement branch of the Calcutta police has conducted raids across parts of the city on Thursday and seized 54 empty oxygen cylinders from multiple locations that were illegally stocked.
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The Enforcement Branch conducted several raids at various locations in & around the city & seized 54 oxygen cylinders which were hoarded.19 vials of the drug Remdesivir which were being sold online at excessive prices were also recovered. pic.twitter.com/Vqq3TkCG0E
A team of the enforcement branch has also seized 19 vials of Remdesivir medicine from possession of a person who was allegedly intending to sell them at a much higher cost than their market price.
“Two racketeers have been arrested for cylinder hoarding and for illegal online sale of Remdesivir. Raids were conducted by the enforcement branch across multiple locations in the city,” said a senior officer in Lalbazar.
The arrested duo has been booked under sections of cheating and that of the disaster management act.