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9 kilos of fake medicines seized

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WASHINGTON – Authorities have seized 9 072 kilograms of counterfeit medicine and arrested 80 people suspected of illegal trafficking in six East African nations, Interpol said yesterday.
More than 300 premises were checked or raided in the two-month operation across Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar, according to a news release from the international police agency.
The confiscated loot included anti-malaria drugs, vaccines and antibiotics. There was also a significant quantity of government medicines diverted to illegal resale markets. (CNN)