Guardia Civil Arrest Russian Making Counterfeit Medicine Sold in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Russia

A RUSSIAN male has been arrested in Asturias Province accused of illegally manufacturing and selling medicines in Asturias, Alicante and Russia.

Officers from the Guardia Civil discovered that this individual had no permits to allow the production of these medicines which sold for between €60 and €80 per unit and after analysis it emerged that the contents were potentially dangerous when taken by humans.

When searching his property, officers discovered 25 kilos of different substances, minerals, vegetables, nutrients, fertilizers, biofertilizers, and other supplements for agricultural use as well as 106 litres of feed additives meant for livestock use.

It transpired that all of the ‘medicine’ was prepared in the man’s home using plastic bottles purchased from a pharmaceutical supplier and bearing false labels using the logos and trade names of two real Spanish companies.

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