Two employees at Salmaniya Medical Complex in Manama have been referred to a criminal trial on charges of seizing 244,000 medical tablets worth about BD38,000. Photo for illustrative purposes. Image Credit: File

Cairo: Two employees at a major Bahraini state medical centre have been referred to a criminal trial on charges of seizing a large quantity of medical drugs worth about BD38,000, a prosecution official has said.

Public prosecution completed investigation into the case after receiving a report from the country’s anti-corruption watchdog that the two, who worked at the Salmaniya Medical Complex in Manama, had seized a total of 244,000 medical tablets, the head of the Financial Crimes and Money Laundering Prosecution added.

The suspects admitted to having manipulated their work in a pharmacy at the centre and lack of supervision by repeatedly embezzling different types of medicines for personal use and distribution to relatives, the official said, according to Akhbar Al Khaleej newspaper. Witnesses were also cross-examined in the case.

Over 1,000 tablets and a number of medical preparations had been found in one defendant’s house, according to the report.

The Bahraini prosecution ordered both defendants to stand trial at the Major Criminal Court.