The CanadaDrugs indictment lists Narinder Kaulder as the head of operations for a U.K. drug wholesaler called River East Supplies, LTD. River East was a subsidiary through which CanadaDrugs conducted its sales. The indictment alleges that “in order to ensure that the illegal shipments of clinical drugs were allowed into the United States without increased scrutiny from the FDA and United States Customs, River East systematically falsified customs declarations that accompanied illegal drug shipments.”

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Among the 8 people facing charges as a result of the CanadaDrugs indictment is one Narinder Kaulder. He is alleged to have helped supply fake Avastin to U. S. doctors.

The CanadaDrugs indictment lists Narinder Kaulder as the head of operations for a U.K. drug wholesaler called River East Supplies, LTD. According to the indictment, River East was a subsidiary through which CanadaDrugs conducted its “clinical sales.” The indictment alleges that “in order to ensure that the illegal shipments of clinical drugs were allowed into the United States without increased scrutiny from the FDA and United States Customs, River East systematically falsified customs declarations that accompanied illegal drug shipments.”

According to the 2012 complaint filed against Paul Bottomley, a British citizen that pleaded guilty to supplying fake cancer medications to U.S. doctors, the owner of one of the wholesale medication distributors located in the U.S. named Narinder Kaulder as one of the people he communicated with while purchasing the counterfeit Avastin from River East Supplies.

The CanadaDrugs indictment alleges that Kaulder purchased pharmaceuticals including 82 units of Altuzan from an unidentified individual “A.” River East then sold these pharmaceuticals to US doctors. One of the doctors who purchased Altuzan from River East submitted his purchase for testing to the FDA, and it was found to be counterfeit.

According to the indictment the UK Medicines Health Regulatory Agency (MHRA) conducted an interview with Kaulder where he confirmed purchasing the suspect Avastin and distributing it in the United States.

Kaulder faces conspiracy to smuggle charges, smuggling charges, and conspiracy to commit money-laundering charges. If convicted, he could face up to 35 years in prison, and $1 million in fines.

By S. Imber