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Interpol seizes 5,400 fake vaccines

The international organization against crime dismantled a counterfeit network in China, and participated in the seizure of 2,400 doses in South Africa. In all, 83 people were arrested.

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The international organization against crime dismantled a counterfeit network in China, and participated in the seizure of 2,400 doses in South Africa. In all, 83 people were arrested.

(AFP) This is only “the tip of the iceberg,” said Interpol. The international organization for the fight against crime has announced that it has dismantled a network of counterfeit vaccines in China, while seizing 2,400 doses of fake vaccines on the other side of the world, in South Africa.

“Authorities in South Africa have seized hundreds of fake vaccines against covid-19 after an alert from Interpol, which warned that the vaccines would be the preferred target of criminal networks,” he said. international organization for police cooperation. Three Chinese nationals and a Zambian were arrested on this occasion.

In China, police arrested 80 other people on suspicion of belonging to a counterfeit network. 3,000 doses were also seized. “Although we welcome this result, it is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to crime linked to the anti-Covid-19 vaccine,” said Interpol general secretary Jürgen Stock.

As a reminder, two weeks ago, the Belgian health authorities already warned against the circulation of counterfeits. a priori Russian.


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