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Enforcement: A network of trafficking on fake and counterfeit drugs dismantled in Colombia

Enforcement: A network of trafficking on fake and counterfeit drugs dismantled in Colombia


July 27th, 2016 - El Colombiano

On 27 July 2016, Colombian police arrested 10 people suspected of being part of a gang smuggling and counterfeiting medicines. Among the fake drugs, the authorities reported having seized treatments against cancer, HIV-AIDS, contracptifs, almost 18 000 units worth 800 million pesos, or about UD$260.000. This network would be located in Bogota, Cucuta and Medellin. The counterfeits were produced in underground factories equipped with machines to copy and reproduce real packaging drugs, and machines to falsify expiry dates to remarket expired drugs.

 

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