120 people detained worldwide for selling counterfeit drugs

As a result of the operation, more than 120 criminals were detained around the world. Removed from illegal circulation

counterfeit medical products worth over $ 14 million. Among them are antiviral drugs and protective masks.

Alexander Prokopchuk, Major General of Police and Head of the National Central Bureau (NCB) of Interpol of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia

According to Prokopchuk, the special operation "Pangea"was held in March of this year simultaneously in 90 countries and almost coincided with the announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection pandemic.

The special operation is aimed at combating the illegal circulation of medicines and medical devices on the Internet.

According to him, more than 4thousand suspicious sites and pages on social networks, more than 2 thousand sites involved in the illegal sale of drugs and medical devices on the Internet were identified, 87 criminal cases were initiated, over 1,100 administrative checks were initiated, 34 people were arrested for carrying out illegal activities.

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