The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Police along with the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) have found pills containing a combination of paracetamol, carisoprodol and caffeine (PCC) in a pharmacy in Palmerah, West Jakarta.
“We found five PCC pills in a pharmacy in Palmerah, West Jakarta,” Jakarta Police Spokesman Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.
A suspect, identified as RPA, allegedly distributed the pills in the pharmacy.
The five day raid, carried out from Sept. 13 to Sept. 18, followed an incident that took place the previous week in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, in which 66 teenagers were hospitalized after being intoxicated with PCC.
The pills reportedly caused them to act differently before they fell unconscious.
BPOM has said that the drugs had been distributed illegally and on a massive scale in many parts of the country.
Besides PCC, the joint team of BPOM and the police also seized thousands of expired and illegal pills.
The other five people FZ, JI, SY, JO and MC, who all worked in different pharmacies have been arrested due to the finding.
They were charged under health and psychotropic law, Argo said. (Cal)