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Posted at: Oct 10, 2018, 12:05 AM; last updated: Oct 10, 2018, 12:05 AM (IST)

NGO staff held for selling de-addiction drugs

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 9
The police has busted a drug syndicate run by some employees of an NGO, Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses, in their de-addiction centre and arrested Franklin Lazarus (54), a resident of Chhatarpur, and Manish Kumar (40), a resident of Kishangarh in Vasant Kunj, said Dr Ajit Kumar Singla Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch).
The arrested employees were involved in illegal sale of buprenorphine tablets supplied by the government to the NGO for utilisation in rehabilitation and de-addiction of drug addicts admitted to their four de-addiction centres, he said.
Information was recieved that Lazarus would be supplying a consignment to one of his customers at Vasant Kunj. A trap was laid at the spot and apprehended Lazarus. An illegal consignment of 3,800 tablets of buprenorphine was recovered from his possession. Further, during investigation of the case Kumar was also arrested, Singla said.


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