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Enforcement: Arrest in Colombia of 10 members of a tampering medicines network

Enforcement: Arrest in Colombia of 10 members of a tampering medicines network

June 15th 2015 - www.elheraldo.co

The Colombian authorities have arrested ten members of a tampering drugs network in June 2015, for conspiracy, illegal possession of drugs, usurpation of industrial property rights, corruption of food, medical products and prophylactic materials. The traffickers were making fake drugs using, among other, flour, cassava, vitamin C and marketed them in popular pharmacies in Barranquilla (a city in North Colombia) and other Caribbean cities. Moreover, they bought drugs outside of traditional Colombian distribution channels (EPS Entidad Promotora de Salud) and irregularly imported these products to Venezuela and Ecuador.