Online pharmacy dismantled

in News · 19-12-2019 09:44:00 · 0 Comments

The Santarém Territorial Command, through the Santarém Criminal Investigation Centre, seized more than 2,000 drugs on 16 December and identified a 44-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman on suspicion of commodity fraud, patent exclusive infringement, counterfeiting, corruption of food or drug substances and tax fraud in the municipality of Almeirim.

Following an investigation that lasted for about six months, it was found that the couple imported and sold drugs illegally, not certified by the National Authority for Medicines and Health Products (INFARMED), as well as libido enhancers and sexual enhancers. The suspicion is being raised that they could manufacture their own medicines, which they later sold over the internet and which are of unknown composition, which could endanger public health. The entire company was dismantled through the seizure of various materials, and it was also found that the "online pharmacy" was not registered, and it is estimated that there has been tax evasion in the order of 250 thousand Euros since 2014.

A home search, four vehicle searches, a mail box search, and a digital platform search resulted in the seizure of 2100 medicated tablets, 19 creams and gels to enhance sexual performance, two blister machines, a mould for making blister packs, a label stamping and bonding printer, about 4,000 packs for packaging tablets, 940 Euros in notes and coins, document related to invoicing and receipt of monetary amounts and several money vouchers and checks on the suspect’s order.

The suspects were constituted defendants and the facts were referred to the Almeirim Judicial Court.

The operation had the collaboration of the Tax and Customs Authority and INFARMED, and the reinforcement of the Expert Technical Centre of the Territorial Command of Coimbra.


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