400 arrested in crackdown on dangerous online meds

An international law-enforcement effort to crack down on the online sale of illegal drugs and medical devices has netted 400 arrests worldwide, and the confiscation of more than $51 million in potentially dangerous medicines, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Authorities from 123 nations were involved in Operation Pangea X, which this year saw a boost in the number of participating African nations, many taking part for the first time.

“The sale of fake or counterfeit pharmaceuticals is a growing concern across Africa, as it creates a dangerous situation for the health of unsuspecting consumers who trust that the products they purchase are safe to use. Global actions such as Operation Pangea X are critical to cutting off the supply of dangerous medicines and apprehending the criminals behind this deadly trade,” according to a statement from the National Central Bureau of INTERPOL in Namibia.

The investigation



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