New Zealand Resident Arrested In International Counterfeit Drug Ring

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A Chinese man living in New Zealand has been arrested following a three-year long police inquiry into the international distribution of counterfeit drugs.

Who: Auckland Metro Crime and Operations Support (AMCOS) and various United States agencies, including the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), Homeland Security Investigations and the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations

When: January 26, 2011

Where: Wellington, NZ

How: Counterfeit drugs included sexual stimulants, heart medications, pain killers and other medications which police believed came from China were distributed internationally via the internet.

Additional details: The investigation has uncovered a strong link between the New Zealand resident and the international supply of counterfeit pharmaceuticals

Related sources:

Arrest in international counterfeit drug sting, New Zealand Herald. January 26, 2011.