Archive photo of fake Viagra, Photo: Sakchai Lalit/Scanpix
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Criminal gangs sell fake medicines

Criminal gangs in Sweden have expanded their operations into sales of the drug Viagra.

Maria Lönegård of the National Police Board says it’s a new direction for organized crime here, with low risks compared to potential profits. Gangs are also smuggling in diet drugs. But in many cases the medicines are worthless fakes.

Swedish Customs say that criminal motorcycle gangs are behind several recent confiscations of  the drugs. The police say the illegal trade is worth tens of millions of dollars a year.

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