Egypt arrests pharmacist over promoting unlicensed herbs, medications

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Sunday 20 Feb 2022

Egyptian security forces arrested a pharmacist on Saturday over charges of possessing and promoting herbs and medications of unknown origins in the neighborhood of Sheikh Zayed in Giza governorate, according to a statement.

 Egyptian security forces

Ahmed Abul-Nasr, known as the curcumin doctor, was dealing in medicines of unknown origins that are not approved by medical authorities, and was advertising them on several satellite channels, with the aim of achieving financial profits.

According to the statement, the forces tracked Abul-Nasr’s movements and arrested him on way to his home in Sheikh Zayed. 

The forces seized large quantities of herbs with fake trademarks from the suspect’s home and a number of curcumin products from his car, the statement said.

He was referred to the prosecution for investigation.

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