The NYPD cracks down on theft of painkillers by using "fake" bottles.

In an effort to crack down on prescription drug theft, police in New York City plan to release fake pill bottes equipped with GPS trackers. New York City Police Commissioner, Ray Kelly, introduced the initiative on Tuesday and called it “Operation Safety Cap.”

The NYPD will ask pharmacies to stock these “bait bottles,” which are labeled as painkillers but actually filled with harmless placebo tablets. The police hopes that the trackers will lead them to a large pile of stolen prescription drugs.

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