Police issue public warning after prescription drugs are stolen

Prescription tablets have been stolen say police
Prescription tablets have been stolen say police

Police and the Department of Health are warning members of the public not to take medicines not meant for them after the theft of a quantity of prescription drugs.

The tablets, which are oval in shape and marked with ‘KAP’ on one side and ‘AKE’ on the other, are believed to be in circulation as a result of the recent theft.

And the PSNI are urging people to be vigilant, while ensuring they do not put their health at risk by purchasing medication from an illicit source.

“The medicines involved are potent and are subject to abuse,” a PSNI spokesperson said.

“People should only take medicines in consultation with their healthcare professionals who have access to patient health records, who are qualified to assess their medical needs and can take into account the risks and benefits associated with every medicine.”

Detective Inspector Jill Duffie is appealing to members of the public for information, which they should report on the non-emergency number 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Department’s Medicines Regulatory Group can also take details of any incidences where people have been offered medicines from an unregulated source.