Supply of illegal drugs tackled with global initiativesIn a bid to highlight the dangers of purchasing drugs online, Operation Pangea II was coordinated by INTERPOL and the World Health Organization’s International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT). This joint operation was exercised to curb the supply of dangerous and illegal medicines.

The global initiative, lasting for a week, was marked by a series of arrests and seizure of thousands of potentially harmful medical products.

The operation received significant support from the Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime (PFIPC) the World Customs Organization, the UK’s Medicines and Health Care products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Health Canada.