Economic Police nets racket dealing in expensive medicines

Economic Police nets racket dealing in expensive medicines

Officer of Greece’s Economic Police have made 21 arrests so far in an ongoing crackdown on a racket dealing in medicines, including expensive cancer treatment drugs, on a European level.

The organization was reportedly run by four key members and comprised hospital doctors, nursing personnel, pharmacists and pharmaceutical supply companies.

Investigators running the operation told the state-run ANA-MPA news agency that the racket embezzled thousands of euros’ worth of expensive medicines from two state-run Greek hospitals and sold them in other countries in Europe at inflated prices.

The 21 suspects are to appear before a prosecutor on Friday.

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