Thousands of fake online pharmacies shut down
A record number of fake online pharmacies were shut down in May as part of a global crackdown.
More than 100,000 online marketplaces offering illicit drugs were removed as part of Interpol Operation Pangea.
In the UK, fake medicines worth more than $13m (£9.17m) were seized as part of the efforts.
It marked the biggest week for the operation since 2008, as criminals cashed in on the demand for Covid related products.
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Between 18 and 25 May, 277 arrests were made, involving 92 countries, and pharmaceuticals worth more than $20m seized.
Most of the illegal medical devices seized were fake or unauthorized Covid 19 testing kits.
UK authorities removed more than 3,100 advertising links for the illegal sale and supply of unlicensed medicines and 43 UK based websites were closed down.