Immigrants from Brazil confess to smuggling ‘diet pills’

October 25, 2011 17:20

Over 30 packages of counterfeit diet pills - which actually contained the active ingredients in the anti-depressant Prozac, Valium and an amphetamine - were seized in Jerusalem by the Israel Police with help from the Health Ministry’s pharmaceutical crime unit on Monday.

The man suspected of being involved, a new immigrant from Brazil and his wife, were held for an investigation and then released on bail. The suspect admitted selling the product and that the pills were smuggled in from his native country.

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