NEWS: INTERPOL alert leads to dismantling of fake COVID-19 vaccine distribution network. Thousands of illicit vaccines seized and arrests made in South Africa and China. Read more https://t.co/JYt5vQ4dRx
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The Guardian/AFP: Interpol warns fake vaccines seized in China and South Africa are ‘tip of iceberg’
Police in China and South Africa have seized thousands of fake doses of Covid-19 vaccine
Police in China and South Africa have seized thousands of fake doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, the global police organization Interpol said on Wednesday, warning this represented only the “tip of the iceberg” in vaccine-related crime.
The Lyon-based agency Interpol said 400 vials – equivalent to around 2,400 doses – containing the fake vaccine were found at a warehouse in Germiston outside Johannesburg in South Africa, where officers also recovered fake masks and arrested three Chinese and a Zambian national.
In China, police successfully identified a network selling counterfeit Covid-19 vaccines in an investigation supported by Interpol, which has 194 member countries, it said.
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