Man who made millions from Viagra con arrested

9th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

9 January 2006, PALMA — Spanish authorities arrested an American for selling fake impotence pills over the Internet.

9 January 2006

PALMA — Spanish authorities arrested an American for selling fake impotence pills over the Internet.

The 68-year-old man was arrested for violating Spanish drug laws, the Civil Guard, Spain's militarized national police force, said.

The suspect, who has not been identified, allegedly headed a ring that sold fake Viagra, Cialis, Propedio and Erectil to customers around the world.

Hundreds of people were defrauded by the ring, officials said.

The Civil Guard said the amount of money taken from unsuspecting buyers may reach into the millions of euros, with the largest number of victims in Germany.

After a joint investigation by Spanish and German authorities, an international arrest warrant was issued for the suspect's extradition to Germany, where he faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on fraud and drug charges.

The suspect spent his Christmas holiday in the Swiss Alps and was arrested on his return to Spain.

He was also under investigation and was being sought by the FBI for illegally selling growth hormones, the Civil Guard said.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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