LAHORE - The FIA claimed on Sunday to have seized a huge quantity of spurious and toxic drugs in the city and arrested an accused.

Spokesman for the agency said they received information that Qaiser Mehmood was involved in manufacturing spurious drugs at Pak Arab Housing Society on Ferozpur Road in Lahore.

On this, a raid was conducted by an FIA Corporate Crime Circle team consisting of Nayar Tirmzi, Tariq Masud, Hassan Saeed and Riaz Butt.

Accused Qaiser Mehmood was arrested and a huge quantity of unregistered/unwarranted and spurious injections of RISK (vile) purportedly manufactured by Getz Pharma was seized.

Also, a huge quantity of injections namely M Gesic purportedly manufactured by Mediate Pharma and Dosaco Laboratories was seized.

All said these companies have disowned the recovered injections and declared them spurious.

The arrested accused is involved in manufacturing and selling spurious drugs across Punjab, said spokesman for the FIA. He said that an FIR (No.10/18 U/S, 23, 27) under Drugs Act 1976 had been registered and efforts are under way to arrest the accused involved in this heinous crime.