Interpol says police, customs brokers and different regulation enforcement businesses seized $25 million prices of counterfeit and illicit items throughout raids in 36 international locations between March and Could.
The worldwide police group primarily based in France mentioned on Thursday that prescribed drugs, together with antibiotics, anti-malarial tablets and being pregnant exams, have been among the many pretend merchandise discovered.
Cigarettes, alcohol and smuggled gasoline additionally have been seized within the raids coordinated by Interpol and carried out in Africa, Asia, the Center East and South America.
The company says the targets included markets, retailers and border management posts. At a Niger border crossing, 29 tons in counterfeit medication have been seized from two vans.
Interpol says 645 suspects have been arrested or recognized. It says the raids have been supposed to disclose provide chains and the criminal networks behind them.