Gang selling black mushroom injections caught in Guntur

Guntur Urban Police have blown up a racket that allegedly marketed essential anti-vial injections for the treatment of mucormycosis (black fungus), amphotericin-B, black and confiscated 46 vials of the injection and 3.04 lakh in cash.

The Deputy Inspector General of the South Coastal Range, Trivikram Varma, and the Superintendent of Police, Guntur Urban, K. Arif Hafeez, told reporters here on Sunday that a police team at the Old Guntur Police Station had blown up the bat and confiscated the injections that were made between ₹ 1,550-4,450 yen, but sold for 15,000-30,000 yen.

“The anti-vial Amphotericin-B is used in the treatment of black fungus and is only available with a doctor’s prescription and a certificate from a committee headed by the Joint Collector. The defendants worked as medical representatives, formed a gang, and began selling the injections at a higher price for 15,000 yen per vial. We have formed special police teams to destroy the bat, ” said Mr Trivikram Varma.

The defendants, Perikala Vinod Kumar (28), Popuri Koteswara Rao (32) years, Anne Gopi Krishna, Kota Nageswara Rao, (31), Addanki Lakshmi Narayana (34), Telukutla Venkateswarlu (26), Madasu Neelambaram (42), Y Venkata Rajesh, 35, sold each injection for 20,000 to 30,000 yen.

Police teams working under the direction of DIG and SP, DSP East B. Seetharamaiah and CI, Old Guntur, K. Vasu began investigating the case and confiscated the injections.

The DIG appealed to the population not to fall victim to gangs that sell the syringes illegally and to only take drugs from government institutions

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