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