Forged medicines seized

Guardia Civil - Ministerio del Interior

AN arrest was made in Palma as part of a worldwide operation coordinated by Interpol during which Guardia Civil seized more than a million doses of forged medicinal products.
The operation, codenamed Pangea VIII, targeted the sale and distribution of forged or illegal medicinal products on the internet.
In total 19 people have been arrested and another 12 charged in 29 operations.
Police have inspected 837 establishments, carried out 13,448 luggage controls and monitored 102 websites, 11 of them based in Spain. The products mainly promised to enhance sexual performance or muscles, but there were also slimming products, vitamins, painkillers, antibiotics, stimulants and other products, most of them came from China.


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