Two Detained for Circulating Illegal Medicines

    Antara - 17 Oktober 2019 18:56 WIB
    Two Detained for Circulating Illegal Medicines
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    Pangkalpinang: The police have arrested a Chinese national on charges of circulating illegal medicines in Riau Islands Province.

    According to Bukit Bestari Police head Commissioner Mama, The Chinese national identified as Li Chiang Ping was arrested along with an Indonesian citizen from Madura Island, East Java, at Karaz Hotel, 

    "The two were arrested based on a report from a resident of Dompak Island," he said here on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

    They are believed to have offered medicines without a permit to residents.

    "One resident has been cheated through the medicines they offered," he said.

    According to him, the police have also seized six different types of medicines in the form of capsules and pills as evidence.

    The two are now being held in custody at the Bukit Bestari Police head office for further questioning.

    "They are charged with violating Article 197 of the health law. If found guilty, they can be sentenced to up to 15 years in jail," the police official said. (Antara)



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