LAHORE – The FIA claimed to have arrested an accused allegedly involved in manufacturing of spurious drug in Sabzazar area and recovered the drugs from him, said FIA Assistant Director.

While talking to this scribe on Thursday, he said Tariq Mehmood a former employee of a pharmaceutical company of Karachi was involved in illegal business of spurious drugs manufacturing.

On receiving information, a raiding team headed by Assistant Director Muhammad Ahmad was formed by FIA Director Waqar Haider.

The team raided the residence of accused in Sabzazar and recovered spurious drug (Skabion Lotion) in huge quantity.

The assistant director said raw material, packing bottles and other relevant articles were recovered from the custody of accused.

He said as per medical experts spurious drug could even cause death of the patients. He said a case had been registered against the accused under section 419, 420, 468 and 471 and samples of the drugs had been sent to the laboratory.