Skip to comments.Fearing Riots, Police Rush Raid on Phony Pharmaceuticals
Posted on 12/15/2011 3:52:41 AM PST by Eleutheria5
Arabs who oppose Israel's existence resent Israel's enforcement of the law even laws that protect their own lives. In a raid early Thursday morning, police, Health Ministry, and customs officials confiscated thousands of bottles and boxes of phony pharmaceuticals that Arab druggists were selling to their customers but were told to hurry up before word of the raid got out to Arabs in the area whom police were afraid would riot over Israeli enforcement of laws that in this case most likely saved many lives.
The Health Ministry's pharmaceutical enforcement unit was acting on information from sources that dozens of pharmacies in Arab neighborhoods were selling fake medicines both prescription and over-the-counter as well as phony health enhancement and nutrition products. Many of the drugs were apparently manufactured in Arab villages in Judea and Samaria, while others had been imported mostly from the Far East, a hotbed of pharmaceutical counterfeiting. Officials raided pharmacies in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem and villages in the Jerusalem area, seizing thousands of phony pharmaceuticals in one of the biggest raids in recent years. Ten pharmacists were arrested. Criminal cases are to be opened against them, and the Health Ministry said it would immediately seek to take away their licenses. The Ministry stressed that many of the medicines it seized not only violated international copyrights but were downright dangerous, and that individuals who took them were at real risk of harm or even death.
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