Figure In Internet Counterfeit Drug Ring Arrested
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
A major leader of a group believed responsible for a global Internet spamming ring that promoted counterfeit Viagra (sildenafil) and other drugs has been arrested after an international investigation that included several countries. Authorities said most of the phony drugs were made in illegal factories in China, Pakistan and other Asian countries. Fake copies of Viagra were sold over the Internet at the rate of as many as 200 a day. George Patino, said to be a physician, was associated with the leader of the group, Ashish Halai, sentenced to prison in the United Kingdom last year. (Click here for more
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