SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) — Police arrested three men on Tuesday for allegedly smuggling fake high blood pressure medicine from China into South Korea, triggering a nationwide alert over China's thriving and potentially life-threatening drug counterfeiting industry.

The smugglers partnered with an unlicensed Chinese supplier in Yantai, Shandong Province in northeastern China, to produce a large quantity of counterfeit tablets that they tried to sell in Korea as a brand-name product, officers said.

18 March 2008

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