Over 8,000 doses of banned medicine are seized by Danish authorities
Danish authorities have seized several shipments of banned doping substances and illegal narcotics as part of Operation Pangea XV – a global annual effort against illicit drug trafficking in which 42 countries have participated.
The operation took place from June 23 to June 30. Some 501 shipments were seized in total, and 58 of the these shipments were sent for further processing and analysis, according to Lægemiddelstyrelsen, an agency under the Danish health ministry.
Drugs for impotence and sleeping disorders most common
The 58 shipments reportedly contained over 8,000 doses of medicine in tablet, capsule, or vial form.
Among other substances, antibiotics and drugs for depression and metabolic disorders were discovered. Drugs for the treatment of impotence and sleeping disorders, however, were the most common.