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China Arrests 1,300 in Raids on Fake-Drug Businesses

publication date: Dec 16, 2013
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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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