China Arrests 1,300 in Raids on Fake-Drug Businesses
publication date: Dec 16, 2013
Over the weekend, China’s police staged several raids on businesses selling fake medicines, arresting 1,300 people nationwide, according to official state sources. Altogether, police seized 2.2 billion RMB ($362 million) of fake drugs and raw materials. While most of the drugs were harmless – a combination of starch and materials past their use-by dates – a small percentage contained poisons or psychedelic materials, said the police. Most of the operations sold their merchandise on internet sites. More details....
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