Milk adulteration: Dairy farms raided in Hyderabad, 15 arrested

By Author  |  Published: 6th Jun 2017  3:32 pmUpdated: 6th Jun 2017  4:20 pm

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Task Force on Tuesday conducted massive raids on various dairy farms across the city and arrested about 15 persons who were found injecting Oxytocin into buffaloes for higher yield of milk.

Police said the suspects used the chemical to inject into the cattle to obtain higher yields than normal in a very short time span. The unhealthy and unethical practice affects the animals and the humans who consumed such milk, they said. 

Officials seized about 15 bottles of Oxytocin, 16 syringes and other material from their possession.

Task Force also arrested a gang which was involved in preparing adulterated honey and ginger-garlic paste.