Romanian Customs Participate in International Anti-Counterfeiting Operation

Oct 28 2011 - 15:25

From September 20-27, 2011, the Romanian customs authorities participated in an international operation Pangea IV, which targeted the online sale of counterfeit and otherwise illegal medicine.

The operation was coordinated by the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), in cooperation with the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT) and the World Customs Organization (WCO).

The authorities from 81 countries took part in the operation, the aim of which was to disrupt the online criminal networks and activities connected with the sale of illegal medicine and to raise public awareness about the health risks involved in purchasing medicine online.

During the operation, 55 people were arrested, 13,495 websites closed, 45,419 medicine packages inspected, 7,901 packages confiscated, 2,422,636 drugs seized, including 304 tablets by the Romanian customs officials.

For more information, please contact Marius Ciobanasu at our Romania office.

Source: Romanian Customs

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