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Communication/Conferences: Operation Pangea VII

Communication/Conferences: Operation Pangea VII

May 22, 2014 - www.interpol.int

The operation Pangea VII was coordinated by Interpol, the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime (PFIPC), the Head of Medicine Agencies Working Group of Enforcement Officers (HMA/WGEO) and supported by pharmaceutical industries. From 13 to 20th May 2014, in 111 countries, the authorities seized 9,4 million of counterfeit or illicit medicines. Furthermore, an estimated 11.000 illegal websites were shut down and 19.000 online advertisements were deleted. This operation targeted especially the social networks, the systems of online payment, the electronic message services and the postal centers.