Hyderabad: The Commissioner’s Task Force (South) team arrested one person for illegally transporting Oxytocin injection from Bihar to the city and seized 1,920 bottles of the injection from his possession.

The peddler, identified as Mohammed Ismail, 35, an auto rickshaw driver from Bidar in Karnataka, was supplying the banned injection to dairy farmers in the city with the help of one Imtiyaz of Baba Nagar of old city, who is absconding.

“The Health Ministry had banned the retail sale and private use of Oxytocin following reports of large scale misuse. It is being injected to buffaloes to increase their milk yield,” said Additional DCP (Task Force), S Chaitanya Kumar. The accused was handed over to Bahadurpura police for further probe.

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