During a sting by UK police more than £2million worth of illegal and ‘potentially harmful’ medicines have been seized by officials. The confiscated medications include diazepam also known as Valium and another stimulant drug modafinil which were found inside clothes and video games cases. Government agents arrested a person after raids on a semi-detached house and lock up a unit in Manchester along with this they also found packages at airports and mail delivery centres.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) found more than one million doses of medications as part of a coordinated international operation. The raids were part of Interpol’s Operation Pangea which took place in 116 countries and uncovered worth £10.9million of medicines.
The officials carried out the raids between October 9 and 17 and have warned people from buying medicines online and also self-medicating. Alastair Jeffery, MHRA’s head of enforcement said that criminals who sell medicines over the internet have no regard to the health of the people.
Alastair also stressed on that fact that falsified or unlicensed medicines puts the life of consumers at risk. This is just a small part of the overall problem and they are taking action against illegal partners to stop illegal medicines. Alastair also said that in order to protect your health