PF seizes fake drugs at SP airport


Source: Mais Comunidade - Brasília / DF - 11/10/2010

The Federal Police seized on Monday prohibited drugs, falsified or imported irregularly, that were being sold in the pharmacy of the International Airport of Campinas (Viracopos), in the interior of São Paulo. According to the PF, which carried out the operation with the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), most of the remedies were hidden in the lining of the pharmacy. Few units were on the shelf, along with regular medications.

Counterfeit Viagra, Cialis, Deca Durabolin and Hemogenin were seized, Centrum irregularly imported, in addition to Pramil and Winstron, the latter of which are prohibited to be sold in Brazil. The establishment was also fined by the Federal Pharmacy Council for three minimum wages for operating without the presence of a pharmacist. The person in charge was arrested and is liable for illicit drug trafficking, subject to a sentence ranging from five to 15 years in prison, in addition to a fine; falsification; corruption; adulteration or alteration of a product intended for therapeutic or medicinal purposes, with a penalty of imprisonment for 10 to 15 years, in addition to a fine; and smuggling or embezzlement, with a prison sentence ranging from one to four years.