Officials from US Homeland Security Investigations have seized a plethora of boxes of counterfeit drugs and clothing in California.
Last Tuesday during the execution of seven search warrants in the Sacramento area, which was carried out by more than 50 special agents follows a months’ long probe into the suspected sale of illegal foreign prescription medications, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, and counterfeit clothing by an area couple and their adult son. Inside their home and places of business (Fashion Moda in North Highlands, Victoria’s Health Products in Citrus Heights, and Elena’s Health Products in West Sacramento), investigators found and confiscated foreign pharmaceuticals, clothing, and more than $10,000 in cash.
“The trafficking of counterfeit goods poses a triple threat,” said Ryan Spradlin, the special agent in charge who oversees HSI operations throughout northern California. “Such activities deliver shoddy and often dangerous goods into the economy, rob Americans of good-paying jobs, and generate proceeds that are often funneled back into other criminal enterprises. HSI will continue to work with its enforcement partners to combat the distribution of counterfeit products, like those seized in Sacramento yesterday, that could put unwitting consumers at risk.”