More than 120 people detained in the world for selling fake drugs on the Internet for $ 14 million

More than 120 people detained in the world for selling fake drugs on the Internet for $ 14 million
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  • calendar-gray 25 September 2020

More than 120 people were detained during the Pangea special operation for selling counterfeit medicines on the Internet, including antiviral medicines and medical masks, said the head of the National Central Bureau (NCB) of Interpol of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Police Major General Alexander Prokopchuk, APA reports citing TASS

“As a result of the operation, more than 120 criminals have been detained around the world. Counterfeit medical products worth over $ 14 million have been seized from illegal circulation. Antiviral drugs and protective masks are among them,” he said.

Prokopchuk also noted that the Pangea special operation was carried out in March this year simultaneously in 90 countries. “It is aimed at combating the illegal circulation of medicines and medical devices on the Internet. Since the beginning of the operation almost coincided with the WHO’s decision to declare a pandemic in connection with the spread of the coronavirus, this event was given special importance,” said the head of the Russian Bureau of Interpol.

According to him, more than 4 thousand suspicious sites and pages on social networks have been checked in Russia, more than 2 thousand sites involved in the illegal sale of drugs and medical devices on the Internet have been identified, 87 criminal cases have been initiated, more than 1 100 administrative checks have been initiated, 34 people were detained for carrying out illegal activities.

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