South Carolina Warehouse

28 03 2013

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HIS) seized around $4 million USD worth of counterfeit items including pharmaceuticals in South Carolina! This was the result of an investigation that started the beginning of February. The bulk of the counterfeit medication seized was manufactured in India and sent to a warehouse in Columbia, SC.

Most of the medications were counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills (including Viagra, Cialis and Proscar). During this two-week operation they also seized more than $290,000 USD worth of counterfeit and pirated goods infringing on trademarked brands like Coach, Prada, Ray Ban, Golf Pride and TaylorMade. These goods were sent from China to the same warehouse in Columbia that were meant to be reshipped out to buyers.

Just be careful of where you purchase things! Especially your medications. Vincent Picard, a spokesman for the U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement , warned that online purchases of medicines can be risky, especially if the offer comes unsolicited in an email.

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