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Enforcement: Dismantling a counterfeit medicines network in Bogota

Enforcement: Dismantling a counterfeit medicines network in Bogota

December 7th 2015 - www.publimetro.co

Bogota Metropolitan Police and the Attorney General's Office conducted an investigation which led to the discovery of a network of 34 counterfeiters masquerading as pharmacists or legal site managers. Medicines used to treat serious diseases have been falsified and sold with an expired date by these counterfeiters who marketed them in 18 pharmacies mostly located nearby clinics and hospitals of the capital. According to the investigation’s results, counterfeiters carrying falsified medicines from Venezuela passed through Cucuta (Colombia) to finally arrive in Bogota.