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Doctor part of arrests in illegal pharmacies network

Acapulco, Guerrero — A network of 11 illegal pharmacies have been demolished in the seaport city of Acapulco. Authorities found the clandestine pharmacies located on public roads near the General Hospital of Acapulco.

The discovery was made after a lengthy investigation by federal authorities through the Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks of the State of Guerrero (Copriseg).

They found the 11 outlets allegly stealing medication from the public heath sector and selling them privately through the illegal network set up outside the hospital.

Elements of the Guerrero Public Security Secretariat, the State Attorney General’s Office and personnel from the Acapulco City Council were part of the shut down and demolition operation on June 25.

Over a thousand packages of medication, including controlled medication that rightfully belonged to the public health sector, were seized from the 11 semi-fixed establishments.

According to a Semar statement, “during the operation, a vehicle driven by a specialist doctor was detected which was transporting controlled medication without accrediting the authorization to leave the hospital. Two people allegedly involved were also arrested, a vendor and a doctor.”