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    POM Releases Drugs and Illegal Food Worth Rp3, 4 Billion


    BANDUNG-Indonesia Food and Drug Administration Agency (Badan POM) destroys criminal evidence and the result of supervision in the form of 1,751 kinds of pharmaceutical and food products with illegal value of more than Rp3.4 billion.

    The extermination was led by the Head of POM Bandung, Abdul Rahim with the involvement of West Java Provincial Government, City Government (Pemkot) Bandung, Jabar DPRD Representative, West Java High Court, West Java Provincial Police, West Java Health Office, cross-related sector and association in field medicine and food industries.

    Head of Central POM Bandung, Abdul Rahim said, it routinely performs the destruction of illegal drug and food products under the supervision of Badan POM / Balai POM (BBPOM / BPOM) throughout Indonesia.

    "This action is a form of protection to the community from the distribution of pharmaceutical products and illegal food products that do not meet the requirements of security, benefits and quality," said Abdul Rahim told reporters in Bandung, Wednesday (20/12/2017)

    Destruction of evidence of results of supervision BBPOM in Bandung is done two stages. Firstly, it has been done on December 12, 2017 in Bogor against illegal food products carried using 5 container trucks.

    "While the second annihilation is done symbolically today with the release of 1 truck from 3 container trucks consisting of drugs and illegal food, for then the evidence will be brought and destroyed in Karawang," explained Abdul Rahim.

    He explained, throughout 2017, BPOM in Bandung has made the prosecution of 28 facilities with 24 cases that are currently being processed pro-justitia. From the action, officers have secured 269 types of illegal products that are dominated by food products that is as much as 47%.

    "Other findings are in the form of cosmetics products as much as 32%, traditional medicine (19%) and drug 2 (%)," said Abdul.

    Furthermore Abdul added that the perpetrators' crimes were revealed through the act of trsebut, which the perpetrators circulated. Various products that do not have marketing authorization and do not meet the standards or requirements of security, efficacy and quality.

    While the findings of food products found consisted of illegal food and food containing banned substances such as wet noodles containing formalin and terasi containing rhodamin B.

    "We also found cosmetics containing mercury or hydroquinone, a traditional drug containing chemical chemicals such as sildenafil citrate and dexamethasone and illegal drug products," he concluded (MAT)

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