pack of imported chocolates, which you bought for your child, may not be so sweet
after all. In fact, it could pose a potent threat to your child''s health. Scamsters
have found a rather bitter way to unleash counterfeit harmful chocolates of the
biggest brands, reports CNBC-TV18.
what could be a fatal nexus, Mumbai police has unearthed a racket selling expired
imported confectionary. A huge seizure of renowned international brands of chocolates,
energy drinks and biscuits have been seized. These expired products, which could
prove lethal to a child''s health, were doing the rounds of some of Mumbai''s most
Syed, a 34-year old science graduate from Bangalore, along with another accomplice
have been held for the crime. The accused would change the expiry dates on packs
of confectionary and circulate them again in the market. Police are not ruling
out the possibility of involvement of more people in this racket.
was a cold storage godown in Southern Mumbai, where these chocolates were being
stored. It is possible that the person who was giving the chocolates to the accused
was giving it to other people also," said P Boparai, Senior Inspector, Dongri
to a survey, high-end chocolates alone see an average turnover of over $1.5 billion
worldwide. When this is combined with their target consumers, it sounds alarm
bells for the younger lot.
hunt is still on for the man who masterminded the whole racket.
His arrest might reveal a nexus of people functional across the country, people
who endanger innocent lives in the name of selling imported chocolates.