A large-scale operation against the distribution of fake medicines starts in Russia with the participation of Interpol for the first time. The international police will also target the criminal rings making profits from the big sport, ITAR-TASS reported.
The chief of Interpol’s national central bureau at the Russian Interior Ministry, Timur Lahonin, said that the unit uncovered 1,200 websites selling fake medicines. The operation is taking place in 25 countries. The most dangerous segment on the black market is the fake antibiotics, contraceptives, steroids and slimming pills.
Russia has joined the ongoing international police operation to fight fake medicines, says the Chief of the National Central Office of the Interpol with the Russian Interior Ministry Timur Lakhonin.
The official claims that some 1,200 Websites currently offer fake drugs. The medicines are now being withdrawn from circulation in 25 countries.
The most dangerous segment of the black market of medicines is all sorts of fake antibiotics, contraceptives, steroids and preparations for losing weight, General Lakhonin said.
“At present, a special raid was launched to detect the channel of counterfeit medicines. This is a new direction in our work. We found 1,200 websites in the Internet that sell fake medicines. These medicines are now being seized. The operation is underway in 25 countries and now it begins in Russia,” he said.