Intricate Smuggled Pharmaceuticals
Many individuals may not afford to buy drugs or other medication from the pharmaceuticals store thus are forced to buy medicine which have been stolen for less amount. Genuine drugs are very costly and many unscrupulous people know this and they usually get into well connected people who are employed at the pharmaceuticals companies where popular drugs are smuggled from the manufacturing firms to be sold to people at low costs because they cannot afford to buy the same over the counter.
Pharmacies are smuggled from the manufacturing firms and passed through borders where special roads where the immigration officers are not available. Some governments know that there is smuggling of the drugs but they turn the other way since they also want their people to heal well ad faster by letting them get access to the smuggled drugs stores.
Smuggling involves falsification of documents and counterfeiting of the drugs where the packing and false documentation is done and pharmaceutical smuggling is actually drug trafficking, illicit diversion, fraud, and theft. Pharmacies drugs smuggling is very rampant in many developing countries and many manufacturers have tried to use authorized stockist but the smuggling still persist in that there are more people out there who know how to make drugs at home.
Most of the smuggled drugs are called generics because they are available when one needs it and they are said to cure the disease which are the same as the genuine drugs. Cheap medicine from countries that are developing in the Asian continent have a mushrooming market for cheap medicine and they sell like hot cakes especially in the rural areas and any kind of medicine is available in many cases some sellers do not need any prescription.
Thousands of drugs may fit in a small space and so it is sometimes difficult for law enforcement officers to know the existence of drugs even though they may do thorough inspection of the containers and many people who smuggle the pharmaceuticals do not usually carry medicines but elect to smuggle chemicals which are used to make the medicines. Some of the drugs are used as dope by people who use substances that are not allowed by the governments’ and they are sold in the streets to those who are addicted to them and officials have been unable to stop this vice since sometimes they all also involved in the vice especially in the developing countries.
Many developed countries have special units which have specialized officers whose job is to avert, stop, the manufacturer of the pharmaceuticals and prevent the trade as well as the sale of the drugs and this attempt may help eradicate the vice if it was to be replicated in all countries so as the sop this pharmaceutical smuggling of drugs to countries which have no capacity to stop the illegal trade.