Beijing: Eleven people have been arrested for production and sale of toxic capsules on massive scale in east China’s Zhejiang Province.

Police arrested the gang, headed by a man surnamed Pan, in late July in Ninghai County together with food and drug administration officials.

They seized 440,000 capsules and more than 800 kg of semi-finished products or materials in their rented workshop.

In February, the gang began to manufacture capsules with industrial gelatin, which contained chromium above norm, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

About 90 million toxic capsules were produced and sold before they were detained.

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