Two chemists have been nabbed from Agra and Jaipur by the SIT probing the recently busted Iraqi drug smuggling module. The SIT is interrogating the accused to find out how did they sell drugs related to Covid and cancer treatment without experts’ prescription.
The accused have been identified as Hariom Tikkiwal (42) of Jaipur and Amit Aggarwal (45) of Agra. Hariom runs his firm (Chrome Pharmaceuticals) and is a wholesale distributor of Hetero Healthcare. Amit Aggarwal is also a wholesaler besides co-owner of MK Distributors.
“Hariom revealed that he placed an order with Hetero Healthcare for Remdesivir for Rs 4,200 per injection and sold it to Amit, who along with his brother Mukesh supplied these medicines to a Delhi chemist, who has already been arrested. He sold it to two others who supplied it further to Iraqi nationals at exorbitant prices. The rate of injection started from Rs 4,200 and it cost Rs 18,000 to Rs 20,000 to the Iraqi drug racket members, who priced it at Rs 1 lakh,” said a SIT officer.
Other chemists — Pradeep, Tarun Goyal, Sajid and Faizan — have already been nabbed. The sleuths are questioning them to ascertain details about the supply chain.