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Customs warns public to be vigilant when purchasing pharmaceuticals following recent seizure

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2013 | 9:23 AM

The public is being warned to be vigilant when purchasing pharmaceuticals, particularly sexual performance enhancers.

This comes following the recent seizure of counterfeit pharmaceutical products by the Jamaica Custom Agency (JCA).

Speaking during a media briefing on Thursday, Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese, noted that these illicit products were among a number of merchandise seized during a joint operation with the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

The Agency says many of these counterfeit products were of popular sex enhancers and erectile dysfunction treatments such as Viagra.

The Commissioner is warning the public about consuming these counterfeit products, which he says, can be detrimental to one’s health.

The Commissioner says one of the main indicators of counterfeit products is the price, noting that if the cost seems too good to be true, then it most likely is.

Anyone having information on counterfeit goods can call Crime Stop at 311 or email Jamaica Customs at


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