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Ukraine's law enforcers bust smugglers of non-registered drugs for Covid-19 side effects treatment

Source : 112 Ukraine

The medicine was delivered from Southeastern Asia; sanitary and temperature requirements were ignored during transportation
17:47, 19 April 2021

Seized illegal drugs, Kyiv region, April 2021
SBU

Workers of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) have busted the smuggling of non-registered medications for treatment of opportunistic diseases related to Covid-19, as well as drugs of oncological and reproductive groups. Press office of the SBU reported that on April 19.

"The Security Service of Ukraine put an end to the activity of an organized criminal gang, which smuggled medications of undetermined origin and quality. Among the drugs were the ones recommended with blood clotting among patients with Covid-19", reads the message.

The medicine was delivered from South-East Asia; sanitary and temperature requirements were ignored during transportation.

According to the State Medication Control Service, the seized drugs may be posing a potential threat to lives and helath of local population.

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Apart from the drugs against blood clotting, smugglers brought to Ukraine certain medications of oncological and reproductive groups. The culprits spread the drugs across the Internet and certain pharmacy shops working without proper licenses.

During the searches in Kyiv and Kyiv region, law enforcers seized 4,200 packages of non-registered drugs worth some USD 232,000. They also found 66,200 U.S. dollars in cash, as well as credit cards that the culprits used for payments for the drugs.

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