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    In Hyderabad, a joint operation by the Telangana Drug Control Administration, Hyderabad Commissioner’s Task Force, and Malakpet police uncovered an illegal drug manufacturing and supply network. The operation targeted a pharma factory called Nectar Herbs and Drugs in Uttarakhand.

    This was the first time a coordinated inter-state operation, called ‘Operation JAI,’ was carried out to bust a ‘Spurious Drug Manufacturing Unit’ in Kotdwar, Uttarakhand. The unit was producing fake drugs and distributing them to various states, including Telangana.

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    During a raid on February 27 in Malakpet, officials seized 27,200 tablets of the spurious antibiotic ‘MPOD-200 Tablets’ worth Rs 7.34 lakh. These tablets were falsely labeled as being manufactured by a non-existent company called ‘Meg Lifesciences, Khasara, Sirmour.’

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    A person named Aravapalli Satyanarayana was caught selling the fake drugs and revealed he had bought them from Gandla Ramulu of Meerpet. Both Satyanarayana and Ramulu were apprehended by officials.

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    In Uttarakhand, a surprise raid at Nectar Herbs and Drugs in Kotdwar uncovered counterfeit Cefixime tablets falsely labeled as ‘Omnicef-O 200 Tablets.’ The CEO of the factory allowed Sachin Kumar to manufacture these fake drugs for various reputed companies. Sachin and the CEO were arrested by a special team.

    During the raid, officials seized a large quantity of fake tablets, aluminium foil, and cartons worth Rs 44.33 lakh in total. The seized items included counterfeit drugs from companies like GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Alkem, Aristo, and Cipla.

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