Budapest Police Seize Counterfeit Medicines

Nov 27 2014 - 17:16

The Budapest police authorities have recently discovered and seized almost 170,000 pieces of counterfeit medicines in the basement of a building in Budapest. The police arrested a 45-year-old man L. Lajos on suspicion of counterfeiting pharmaceutical products.

On October 21, 2014, the Budapest police received a tip that a man will probably buy narcotics at a certain address in the 3rd district of Budapest. The police went to the site where they checked the identity of two men found standing next to a car. The owner of the car was the 45-year-old L. Lajos.

The police searched the car and discovered several hundred bottles labeled “Rivotril”, filled with counterfeit pills, as well as pills in unmarked bags, several hundred unmarked bottles, and a bag with white powder of unknown composition.

The police discovered that the suspect owns keys to certain premises in the 22nd district of Budapest. After searching the premises, the police discovered large quantities of “Rivotril 2mg” labels, empty bottles, bottle caps, cotton balls, digital scales, label applicators and other equipment used for making counterfeit drugs.

The criminal procedure is underway.

Prepared by: Csilla Balogh

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Source: National Board Against Counterfeiting

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