Epoch Times Africa Reports — Hundreds of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa: Interpol

JOHANNESBURG—South African police have seized hundreds of fake COVID-19 vaccines and arrested four suspects in connection with the haul, the Interpol global police co-ordination agency said. This comes after Interpol, which is headquartered in France, issued a global alert in December to law enforcement across its 194 member countries, warning them to prepare for organised crime networks targeting COVID-19 vaccines, both physically and online. Some 400 ampoules—equivalent to around 2,400 doses—containing the fake vaccine were found at a warehouse in Germiston, east of Johannesburg, where officers also recovered a large quantity of fake 3M masks, the agency said on Wednesday on its website. Three Chinese nationals and a Zambian national were arrested. Meanwhile in China, police identified a network selling counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines and raided the manufacturing premises, resulting in the arrest of some 80 suspects. More than 3,000 fake vaccines were seized on the scene, Interpol added. “Whilst we …Africa News | The Epoch TimesRead MoreAfrica, Asia & Pacific, China, China Society, World, fake, COVID-19, Vaccines, Chinese, Zambian, Interpol

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