Saturday 23 September 2017

Customs swoop on €375,000 of illegal pills

Eilish O'Regan Health Correspondent

DRUGS to fight impotence, weight gain and anxiety accounted for the biggest haul among the 121,000 imported tablets which have been seized in a new crackdown.

The medicines, captured by Customs, were worth in the region of €375,000 and the haul is one-and-a-half times higher than a similar swoop last year.

Other products seized included antibiotics, hormones and steroid products, anti-depressants, painkillers, cardiac medication, cholesterol-lowering medication, stimulants/amphetamines, cancer medication and insulin.

The Irish Medicines Board said yesterday that the seizures took place over recent days as part of Operation Pangea involving different national and international watchdog agencies.

Four people were arrested in Ireland and four websites here were ordered to remove certain advertisements.

Irish Independent

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