Drug admin asks HCMC to verify information of massive fake medicine ring

The Vietnam Drug Administration (VDA) under the Ministry of Health yesterday asked the Department of Health in HCMC to report the news of a large fake medicine making ring cracked by HCMC Police.

Fake drugs seized in the case (Photo: SGGP)

Fake drugs seized in the case (Photo: SGGP)

The Drug Administration also asked the department to work with relevant agencies to issue harsh punishment on violators and report the administration no later than August 20.
Police in Ho Chi Minh City cracked down on the large ring that was producing and selling counterfeit medicines and supplements throughout the city’s districts 8, 10, 11, Tan Binh, Binh Tan and Binh Chanh several days ago.
Police searched seven more sites, including companies, warehouses and household businesses in throughout the city’s districts 8, 10, 11, Tan Binh, Binh Tan and Binh Chanh, seizing over 500 carton containers of fake supplements, equipment and hundreds of kilograms of materials to make fake medicines and supplements worth tens of billions of Vietnamese dong.
11 people involving the case was arrested, including ring leaders Nguyen Dinh Lac Thu, deputy director of Asia Pharmacy Company and Le Van Khoi, director of Dong Duoc Viet Pharmaceutical Company.
Initially, competent forces verified that the production facility located in Binh Chanh district had operated more than two years, making fake medications. Monthly, it has circulated over one million medicine averagely such as female hormonal growth, men’s sexual ability, and kid nutritional supplements.

By NGUYEN QUOC – translated by UYEN PHUONG

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