Monday, April 25, 2005

UK Drugs Scam as Profitable as Coke Dealing

"Drugs intended to fight HIV in the Third World are being hijacked and sold to Britain's NHS for criminal profit, it has emerged."

"In a scam known as 'diversion' anti-retroviral drugs earmarked by pharmaceutical companies for sale at cut price to developing countries are taken over by corrupt traders and sold on within Britain or the European Union at near full value."

"According to experts the deception can prove as lucrative as dealing in illegal drugs like cocaine."


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