Argentina is one of the 94 countries where Interpol led a strong operation against fraudulent drugs, The International Police Organization coordinated an action with the security forces of member states around the world, which allowed the seizure of more than three million products the price is $11 million,
Interpol said in a statement that the operation was carried out in the last week of June, in which 7,800 drugs and illegal medical equipment and false brands were recovered.
“Drug ads invade the internet every day but Behind this clever marketing Fraudulent products are often found threat to the health of consumers“, he highlighted.
in security forces Argentina, Australia, Malaysia You America confiscated Over 317,000 COVID-19 virus test kits no permission. US seizures alone are estimated at about $3 million.
On the other hand, the agency pointed out that counterfeit products or products that are not authorized erectile dysfunction is responsible for about 40% Of all the products confiscated.
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in the frame of call “Operation Pangea XV”Which took place between 23 and 30 June, a coordinated offensive was launched against the “pharmacies”. online crime” where he did a total kidnapping Over 3 million units:
- Over 4000 web links checkedMainly from social media platforms and messaging apps.
closed and removed More than 4000 web links In which there were advertisements of illegal products.
almost inspected 3,000 packages and 280 post offices At airports, borders and mail or cargo mail distribution centers.
was inaugurated More than 600 new investigations issued more than 200 search warrant,
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illegal drug trade
This type of illegal market extends far beyond the borders of any country and is “a significant global threat”, he explained to Interpol. frequent product Manufactured in one country and shipped to anotherWhereas the ads are hosted on websites located in many different countries.
in only Malaysiathey were identified more than 2,000 websites Those who sell or advertise counterfeit or illegally obtained pharmaceuticals.
Social networks and messaging applications are also used to advertise counterfeit and illegal drugs, and with the Pangea XV operation, More than 1,200 such ads On all major digital platforms.
“Two decades of experience has shown that criminals will stop at nothing to make a profit, including the sale of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and medical devices, despite the danger they pose,” he said. Jim MancusoDirector of the National Coordinating Center for Intellectual Property Rights in the United States.
Secretary General of Interpol, jurgen stockinsisted that although this may seem like a low-level offense, “The consequences for the victims are life threatening,
The death of a patient exposed a false doctor visiting a clinic in Pilaro
“The results of Operation Pangea XV are Warning to international criminal organizations That the agencies will do everything they can to protect public health and safety,” he said.
Within the framework of this operation, the agency was supported. europolcontainer control program UNODC-OMAhealth regulatory agencies and Institute of Pharmaceutical Safety,
As a result, it was emphasized that the global trade in illicit pharmaceuticals Runs $4,400 million and attracts organized crime groups from around the world.
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