Global Online Drug Sellers Raided in 9 Countries
If you are planning to buy or sell viagra online, you better be running, even if it meant limping half the way. In the first international, simultaneous online drug raid ever, Interpol Police coordinated a global effort with authorities in nine countries this Wednesday that resulted in the seizure of computers, documents, and unlicensed medicines illegal for trade.
Codenamed Pangea, the operation involved the invasion of dozens of sites in Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Canada, the US, and of course, mighty Blighty. Twelve residential and commercial sites were raided by Britain's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The International Narcotics Control Board says that in many countries, prescription drug trafficking and abuse is as prevalent and even more so than that of illicitly manufactured heroin, cocaine, amphetamine and opioids. Blame NHS prescription costs (but Cialis is better than Viagra anyway).