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News Round-Up 12/20/2011

Posted by admin on Dec 20, 2011 6:58:21 AM

Police Seize Counterfeit Goods en route to North Weald Market


Counterfeit goods with an estimated street value of more than £30,000 have been seized during an Essex Police road safety operation near Harlow.

Four people were arrested on suspicion of possessing fake designer clothes, boots and make-up during the operation at Hastingwood on Saturday.

Members of Essex Police’s commercial vehicle unit and casualty reduction unit were checking vans and lorries heading for the Saturday market at North Weald airfield.

For more on this story, please visit the Harlow Star.

China to Maintain Iron-Handed Policy on Counterfeit Drugs


BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- China will keep its iron-handed policy in combating fake drugs in the upcoming year, the country's drug watchdog said Tuesday.

Shao Mingli, head of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), made the remarks at a national conference on the supervision and management of drugs and food.

Shao said drug watchdogs at different levels will coordinate with related government organs to make joint efforts to combat counterfeiting and supervise the investigation of major cases with significant social ramifications, adding that enterprises involved will be punished severely.

For the complete story, please visit xinhuanet.

NBI Seizes Counterfeit Motorcycle Spare Parts


National Bureau of Investigation agents have confiscated counterfeit KOSO and NTCNicetect motorcycle fuel and battery gauges, side mirrors and shock absorbers in a raid of suspected storers in Caloocan City.

Surveillance followed the complaint from lawyer Leyton Lord Lozada, representing Eastway Racing Company Inc., which was acted on by IPRD Chief Vallejo who tasked Senior Agent Joseph Furing to handle the case.

For the full story, please visit Manila Standard Today

Uganda: Fake Drugs Infiltrate Kampala


THE National Drug Authority (DNA) has described the influx of counterfeit and unregistered medicines in the country as “very worrying”.

The counterfeits currently circulating in the market are mainly from Kenyan manufacturers.

The NDA Chief executive Gordon Sematiko Katende said that the fake medicines intercepted include Quinine Bisulphate 300mg tablets claimed to be manufactured by Laboratory and Allied Limited of Kenya.

“Others are Quinine Sulphate 300mg tablets claimed to be from Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited in India.

For the complete story, please visit Ghanamma

Topics: Luxury Goods, Pharmaceuticals, In the Headlines