Home | Community | Message Board

Original Seeds Store - Cannabis Seeds
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Human Being

Registered: 10/03/04
Posts: 7,894
Loc: Here & Now
20 Arrested in Crackdown on Internet Drugs
    #4077036 - 04/20/05 02:47 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

WASHINGTON - Twenty people in the United States and abroad were arrested on charges they ran Internet pharmacies that illegally shipped narcotics, steroids and amphetamines to teenagers and other buyers around the world, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

The arrests were the result of a yearlong investigation by six federal agencies of online pharmacies that often operate in the shadows of the Internet, with no fixed address and no way to track where they are located, Drug Enforcement Administrator Karen Tandy said.

The drugs were shipped to buyers with little or no effort to verify ages or medical need, allowing teenagers or drug abusers easy access to addictive and dangerous drugs, officials said.

Tandy and officials from the FBI, Customs, the Internal Revenue Service, Food and Drug Administration and the Postal Service were to formally announce details of Operation Cyber Chase at a news conference Wednesday.

Among the organizations targeted was a Philadelphia-based Internet pharmacy that allegedly smuggled prescription painkillers, steroids and amphetamines into the United States from India, Germany, Hungary and elsewhere, repackaged them and sold them throughout the world, Tandy said.

U.S. arrests took place in Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota, Fla.; Abilene and Tyler, Texas; New York City and Rochester, N.Y.; Philadelphia; and Greenville, S.C. Authorities also made arrests in Australia, Costa Rica and India.

A study by the Government Accountability Office last year found it was easy to order drugs online. Some drugs received from foreign pharmacies were counterfeit and many came with no instructions or warnings, the GAO said. Others arrived in damaged or unconventional packaging.

The FDA has led the government's enforcement efforts against Internet pharmacies as part of its strenuous opposition to the legalization of imported prescription drugs.


"What is in us that turns a deaf ear to the cries of human suffering?"

"Belief is a beautiful armor
But makes for the heaviest sword"
- John Mayer

Making the noise "penicillin" is no substitute for actually taking penicillin.

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." -Abraham Lincoln

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Internet drug peddlers raided in 9 countries veggie 1,763 9 11/14/08 04:38 AM
by Vermonster420
* U.S. prosecutes doctors in Internet drug ring veggie 1,257 2 04/10/06 10:06 AM
by fresh313
* Festival crackdown: 51 drug arrests [AUSTRALIA] Bridgeburner 682 0 11/30/08 08:51 PM
by Bridgeburner
* Website selling 2-CI shutdown. 22 busted.
( 1 2 all )
veggie 10,383 30 05/25/09 04:57 PM
by Coaster
* Altamonte Springs police officer, wife arrested on federal drug, weapons charges, [FL] Chemy 3,095 3 07/23/08 03:54 PM
by johnm214
* Five Arrested In Simultaneous Drug Raids In Kahaluu Bridgeburner 1,414 0 04/18/08 11:15 AM
by Bridgeburner
* Internet drug rap couple face 98 years in US jail
( 1 2 all )
veggie 4,497 30 05/07/08 03:35 AM
by Coaster
* Internet drug trafficking skyrockets, experts warn Liquidkick 1,642 4 09/10/08 09:09 PM
by MarioTrip

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
615 topic views. 0 members, 7 guests and 3 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
SoulSpeciosa Kratom
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.013 seconds spending 0.001 seconds on 15 queries.