News ID: 274886
Published: 0339 GMT September 29, 2020

Intelligence Ministry arrests COVID-19 medicine dealers in Iran

Intelligence Ministry arrests COVID-19 medicine dealers in Iran
M. HASAN ZARIFMANESH/tasnimnews.com

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry said it had busted a ring of dealers selling coronavirus medication illegally.

The ministry added the detected and disbanded organized network of medicine traders and dealers sold medication for the treatment of COVID-19 illegally and in violation of the official health and medical regulations, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Being in cahoots with a number of wrongdoers in medical centers, the arrestees obtained the coronavirus medicines from the quota of the products given to the country’s health centers and sold them in the black market at exorbitant prices, it said.

Demand for medical supplies as well as health and hygiene products has grown in Iran in recent months following the outbreak of the coronavirus in late February.

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi has ordered severe punishment for hoarding pharmaceutical and health products as Iranian organizations and government bodies are heavily engaged in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

People’s health would never be up for bargain, Raeisi said earlier, noting that hoarding medical products under the present circumstances is tantamount to jeopardizing people’s lives and could not be forgiven by any means.

 

 

 

   
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Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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