Mexico: Tabasco Cracks Down on Illegal Importation of Tobacco, Alcohol and Medications

Posted on June 10, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Health, Mexico

El Heraldo de Tabasco reports:
• Authorities confiscated 21 million tons of illegally imported tobacco from Vietnam, largest seizure of illegal goods on record
• As a result, the Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks (Cofepris) announced new measures to combat illegal imporation and sale of tobacco, alcohol and medications
• Secondary market for medications and vaccines is the biggest problem; medications for sale are often not approved for use in Mexico
• Legislation currently in process to speed the process of approval for new medications and discourage illegal importation and distribution Read Article

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