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130 tonnes of counterfeit medical products destroyed in capital

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Officials attend an event held at Dangkao dumpsite to witness the destruction of 130 tonnes of counterfeit products seized by the Counter-Counterfeit Committee of Cambodia. KT/Tep Sony

The Ministry of Interior’s Counter-Counterfeit Committee of Cambodia today destroyed 130-tonnes of seized counterfeit medical drugs and supplies at a dumpsite in Phnom Penh.

Minister of Health, Mam Bun Heng said that “The destruction of these products is part of our effort to eliminate counterfeit products in the Kingdom to ensure the public can trust in and buy real, quality medical products in Cambodia.

Mr Bun Heng also addressed the important role the media and citizens have had in reporting suspicious business activities in their community to local authorities. Many successful illegal counterfeit operations have been shut down thanks to people speaking out, he said.

Among the fake medical supplies confiscated were antibiotics, vitamins, whitening toothpaste, masks and various tablets.

CCCC president Lieutenant General Meach Sophana said: “We carry out regular crackdowns on counterfeit medicine products in cooperation between the relevant institutions including the Ministry of Health and local authorities. We also act upon reports from the general public concerning counterfeit products.

Addressing the public, Lt Gen Sophana said: “Counterfeit medicine and products have an impact across a variety of sectors, including health, security, copyright and trademark, investment, the environment and business.”

 

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