The city police have arrested three persons from Mumbai’s Mahim area and recovered a stock of hand sanitisers worth around Rs 2.5 lakh from them, which they planned to sell at higher rates, an official said on Saturday.
The crime branch of the Mumbai Police arrested the trio, identified as Vraj Gaurang Dhariya (20), Jainam Haresh Dedhiya (21) and Neeraj Rajnikant Vyas (49), after raiding a flat, the official said.
“The raid was conducted by Unit-6 of the crime branch on a specific input that a huge stock of sanitisers has been kept at the flat. The trio planned to sell the stock at a higher rate,” he said.
The stock of sanitisers has been seized, the official said, adding that further investigation in the case is on.
The demand for hand sanitisers has been on the rise due to the coronavirus outbreak.