PANGEA operation for illicit pharmaceutical products in Cyprus resulted in the seizure of 462 illegal products (pills, spray and gels) and 123 food supplements which don’t have an import and distribution permit. The authorities also checked various premises where packages are circulated.
A police press release says that the authorities also reported 4 websites which illegally sell pharmaceutical products.
Moreover they seized tobacco products, 810 vials of laughing gas and electronic cigarettes.
Authorities call on citizens to be extra vigilant when buying drugs online or without a doctor’s prescription because of certain risks to their health.
PANGEA operation was conducted for a 15th consecutive year worldwide with the cooperation of Interpol , Europol, UN, World Customs Organization etc.
A total of 94 countries participated and 3 million illicit drugs were seized worldwide. Their worth is estimated at 10 million euro. More than 4,000 advertising sites were shut down, 3,000 parcels were checked in 280 spots and authorities began investigation for 600 cases in addition to 200 check warrants.
Source: Cyprus News Agency