A large stock of Counterfeit Dettol plasters were seized from a shop in Pettah by the CID in an action initiated on a complaint made by Reckitt and Colman (Overseas) Ltd together with Reckitt Benckiser (Lanka ) Ltd, the sole agents for Dettol Plasters in Sri Lanka, according to a company statement.
The representative of the company confirmed that the seized counterfeit Dettol plasters were of inferior quality and had no medicinal value, it said.
The shop owner was arrested and released on bail. The raids were conducted successfully under the supervision of Director CID Ravi Waidyalankara. According to Mr. Waidyalankara "we need to eradicate this menace completely and the counterfeiters must be bought to book. The current IP act is a stepping stone in achieving our goal, what is required is an enforcement mechanism, as well as interaction of all the stakeholders and the private sector participation. We intend to give priority to pharmaceuticals. If these products are counterfeited, the repercussions would be far greater.