MHRA - Press release: GBP20,000 of illicit medicines seized in counterfeit sex drugs raid

ENP Newswire - 30 December 2013

Release date- 23122013 - Investigators from the Medicines and Healthcare products regulatory Agency (MHRA) have today seized 7,000 tablets, including heart and erectile dysfunction drugs along with counterfeit versions of Viagra and Cialis, in a raid in East London.

A large amount of paperwork in relation to financial records was also seized and a man in his 60's was questioned at the scene.

In a separate, unrelated case, a man has been jailed for the illegal sale of counterfeit erectile dysfunction medicines and anabolic steroids worth at least GBP80,000.

Ehab Eldamanoury, 35 yrs, from Davenant Rd, Islington, North London was sentenced to two years in prison at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday 20 December 2013.

During this investigation officers from the MHRA also seized drugs with a retail value of more than GBP35,000.

Alastair Jeffrey, the MHRA's Head of Enforcement said: 'These cases show that we will not hesitate to take action against those we believe are involved in the illicit supply of medicines.

'When you buy medicines from an unauthorised source you run a number of risks. At best you will lose your money, at worst you can damage your health. People should speak to their GP or pharmacist who can advise them on the best treatment for their condition.'

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