Suspect arrested for possession of persumed stolen property and contravention of the Medicines and Related Substances Act

BLOEMFONTEIN – A 32-year-old male was arrested in possession of presumably stolen Anti-retroviral medicines on Thursday, 09 February 2023 in Bergman Square near Bloemfontein. Members of Mangaung Metro Tactical Response Team operationalised intelligence on a suspect in possession of Anti-retroviral drugs with the purpose of selling them illegally.

The team arrived at the identified house at about 09:45 and conducted a search. Three boxes containing Adco Lamivudine, Zidovudine, Aluvia and Euthyrox bottles were found hidden under the bed and confiscated. The medicines had the name of pharmacy and prescription details. The value of the ARVs is estimated at R40 000.00 when sold in the streets.

The 32-year-old suspect was arrested and a case of possession of presumably stolen property and Contravention of Medicines and Related Substances Act was opened at Bloemspruit Police Station. The suspect is expected to appear in Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 13 February 2023.

Source: South African Police Service

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