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Police bust 'holy' medicine racket

Water from Lourdes, Fatima sold as cancer cure

02 February, 13:01
Police bust 'holy' medicine racket (ANSA) - Ancona, February 2 - Police have busted a ring of alleged quack doctors who sold so-called holy water as a cure for cancer and other diseases, prosecutors said Thursday. A biologist headed up the list of 39 people in Ancona, Bari, Milan and Venice accused of conspiracy, fraud, personal injury and wrongful practice for selling 'White Light Water'.

Suspects told customers online that the miracle cure came from the holy shrines of Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje, and asked as much as 200 euros per vial.

They then allegedly encouraged patients to abandon traditional medical treatment and rely instead on the 'frequencies' given off by the blessed water. Police impounded four doctor's offices where the elixir was bottled and redistributed, plus 4,000 flasks of ready-to-ship water. (photo: pilgrims in Lourdes)
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