Baghdad The Federal Intelligence and Investigation Agency in Basra Governorate has embarked on an intelligence operation to search and inspect for fake and unlicensed pharmacies that do not have a license for their owners to practice the profession.

It stated in a statement that the operation resulted in the seizure of (9) pharmacies in separate areas of that governorate and the arrest of the owners of pharmacies that practice the profession without official approvals, as well as dispensing medicines randomly without medical consultations.

It added that all those arrested do not possess a medical certificate or a specialist in the profession of pharmacology, in addition to the seizure of a dental clinic in Al-Zubair district of the above governorate and the arrest of the doctor who practices the work without official approval.

It indicated : Closing down pharmacies and dental clinics, and referring the matter with the accused to the competent authorities.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency