According to the Organization for Economic Trade and Development, counterfeit trade in pharmaceuticals is a growing problem currently worth $4.4 billion. Interpol has been organizing a global operation code-named Pangea to combat the problem.

Interpol’s 14th Operation Pangea concluded in late June with impressive results:

113,OO websites were taken down in 92 participating countries;

22 people arrested

710,000 packages checked;

500,000 fake surgical masks seized in Italy

23 million fake devices of which more than half were counterfeit Covid testing kits

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