Sex shop drugs gang busted

10,000 packages of counterfeit drugs seized

(ANSA) - Ravenna, March 2 - Finance police on Thursday arrested 11 people in relation to a probe into the suspected trafficking of illegal medicines. The suspects, all owners of sex shops selling the counterfeit products in various regions of Italy, are thought to be part of a trafficking ring.
    One person has also been detained in the operation and over 10,000 packages of unauthorised and potentially harmful medicines seized.
    The probe began following a tax inspection in a sex shop near Ravenna.
    There, finance police found boxes of unauthorised drugs coming mainly from China and India containing Sildenafil and Tadalafil, the active ingredients in Viagra and Cialis, and a spray containing Lidocaina, which is normally used as a local anaesthetic.