Illegal factory uncovered, fake medicine worth over RM900k seize during raid

GOF successfully uncovered an illegal processing outlet with fake medicine.

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KUCHING, Sept 13: The General Operations Force (GOF) successfully uncovered an illegal processing outlet with fake medicines worth RM957,812, here, yesterday.

GOF 11th Battalion commanding officer, Supt Rosdi Inai said based on public information and surveillance, a team of 13 officers together with four officers from the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) and five from the Health Ministry raided a house at Jalan Stutong, Stampin Baru, around 4pm.

“Upon entering the premise, they found various processing machines and medicines, believed to be smuggled from China. A 42-year-old local man, who was guarding the house, failed to show any legal documents to validate the processing outlet.

“Based on our initial investigation, medicine processed in the house is meant for the local market,” Rosdi said in a statement.

Various processing machines and medicines found at the premise.

All the items in the house were confiscated and handed over to the Health Ministry for investigation, while the suspect was arrested under the Drug Act 1952 and Sales of Drug Act 1952.

Rosdi advised members of the public to be careful with any form of medicine sales that are not approved by the Health Ministry.

“Do not be fooled by the cheaper or lower price of medicines, as it can cause more harm than savings. I also urged the community to cooperate with us and channel any information to the authorities, especially the police, in dealing with crime cases.” — DayakDaily