Three held for illegal sale, purchase of prescription drugs

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Thane, Jan 8 (PTI) Three persons have been arrested for alleged illegal sale and purchase of prescription drugs in Bhiwandi town of Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, the city police raided a place in Pirani Pada and seized prescription drugs, which were being sold loosely, an official said.

The police nabbed two peddlers and a man who was buying the medicines from them, the official said.

Medicines, which included stimulants, worth over Rs 52,000 were seized from the accused, he said.

A case has been registered in this regard under relevant provisions of the IPC and Drugs and Cosmetics Act at Shanti Nagar police of Bhiwandi division, the official added.