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News Round-Up 3/21/2012

Posted by admin on Mar 21, 2012 8:52:27 AM
UK Raids Seize More Than 300,000 Doses of Fake Drugs


Police across Europe have seized almost 300,000 doses of counterfeit anti-impotence and weight-loss medicines, highlighting the prevalence of fake drugs in the region.

Britain's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said on Tuesday that four people had been arrested in Spain and two in Britain following an international operation lasting several months.

The suspects appeared to have been importing the bogus medicines from Asia - mainly China and Singapore - and distributing them via the Internet to customers throughout Europe, officials said.

For the complete story, please see the Baltimore Sun.

Fake Toyota Parts Exposed


As part of efforts to curb the influx of counterfeit Toyota spare parts in Ghana, Toyota Ghana has launched the 2012 Anti-Counterfeit Educational Campaign dubbed, “One Little Mistake, Big Trouble in Accra.

It will hold seminars to create awareness about fake spare parts, among other activities.

For the complete story, please visit GhanaWeb.

25,000 Counterfeit Purses Seized in Seattle


Border officials say they have seized more than 25,000 counterfeit purses that arrived in an ocean container from China.

More than 8,500 of the purses were knockoff Gucci, Fendi, Burberry and Coach bags, officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office said Monday. The bags were seized in Seattle March 13.

For the complete story, please visit HeraldNet.

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