Substandard Pesticides Worth Rs 800,000 Seized, 3 Arrested

Substandard pesticides worth Rs 800,000 seized, 3 arrested

MULTAN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -7th Sept,2016) : A team of agriculture officials accompanying police raided a warehouse of a pesticide company and seized huge quantity of substandard pesticides worth Rs 800,000 beside arresting three employees.

Pesticides of different specifications for different insect pests and other products for plants protection besides 3000 cartons of different labels were recovered from the warehouse of Sun Star company at industrial estate area Multan after the raid conducted by pesticides inspector Rai Zafar and police, said a release issued by media liaison unit of Punjab Agriculture Department on Wednesday.

All the pesticides were handed over to police as case property while three employees including the store incharge were arrested. A case has also been registered against chief executive of the company Rao Israr, marketing manager Rao Adil, store incharge Muhammad Waqar, besides Muhammad Sajid, Muhammad Ramzan, and Muhammad Munir under provisions of pesticides Ordinance.