Thursday, November 13, 2008

Internet Drug Peddlers Raided in Nine Countries

Via CBC News.

Authorities in nine countries have raided businesses suspected of supplying medicines illegally over the internet in an unprecedented global swoop co-ordinated by Interpol, officials said on Thursday.

The operation, codenamed Pangea, involved dozens of locations in Canada, Britain, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States.

The raids on Wednesday mark the first time that such action has been taken on an international scale, an Interpol spokeswoman said.

Illicit sales of medicines via the web are a growing problem, since many of the products are counterfeits of dubious quality and potentially dangerous.

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