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Internet: In France, 1.4 metric tons of health products were seized during Operation PANGEA X

Internet: In France, 1.4 metric tons of health products were seized during Operation PANGEA X


Sources: Interpol et ANSM (in French)


The Operation Pangea is the biggest law enforcement operation on the Internet. In 2017 and for the 10th edition, 433,000 illicit health products and 1.4 metric tons of bulk health products were seized by customs during the operation. Most of these products were drugs without French market authorization, drugs turned from their legitimate purpose and sold for their narcotic or sports doping effects (steroids, growth hormones, etc.) or creams meant to whiten skin. A number of bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients were also discovered. More than 70% of the seized products came from Asia (primarily India and Singapore).


A total of 185 illegal websites of illicit drugs have been identified during this operation.


Over its ten-year history, Operation Pangea has seized more than 85 million illegal products and closed more than 67,000 illicit online pharmacies.

 

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