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Over 142,000 units of illegal prescription medicines worth €430,000 detained in Ireland
The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), with Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Síochána joined Health Minister Leo Varadkar to confirm that they have detained over 142,000 tablets and capsules worth over €430,000 in Ireland as part of Operation Pangea VIII. This Operation is an international week of action (9 -16 June) targeting the online sale of falsified (counterfeit and illegal) medicines where the HPRA, Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Síochána, along with 236 enforcement agencies across 115 countries, target criminal networks behind the sale of counterfeit and illegal medicines via illicit online sales.
Download: Press Release - Global INTERPOL operation targeting online falsified medicines
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