Customs officers have broken up a multimillion-dollar international counterfeit pharmaceutical ring selling fake drugs through the internet.

Drugs seized in raids across the city yesterday included anti-impotence drugs such as Viagra, anti-viral medication used to prevent bird flu, slimming pills and heart disease drugs.

The alleged 37-year-old mastermind of the syndicate was caught in a hotel room yesterday after a three-month undercover operation.

27 January 2007

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