ERBIL — Erbil Directorate of Police revealed on Monday that a printing house was discovered and closed down for repacking illegal and unlicensed medicines.
The printing house was owned by a Syrian Arab with dozens of Iraqi Arab nationals working at the facility, according to Erbil Mayor Nabaz Hamid.
The official said in an interview with Kurdistan 24 that the printing house was responsible for packing expired and unlicensed drugs with new expiration dates and manufacturing company names.
The operation was carried out after Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) monitored the business and provided intelligence to the police forces.
“Investigations are already underway, after which the case would be referred to the court for legal procedures,” Hamid said.
BasNews reported earlier the day that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has stepped up its measures to encounter illegal medicine businesses in the Kurdistan Region. Officials said at least six cases have been taken to the court and several others were under investigation.