TM Eye detectives have smashed an organised criminal gang operating in Mumbai and Bangalore, India as part of its ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of illicit pharmaceuticals.
On 7 August 2017, TM Eye detectives working in partnership with Indian police, arrested Paresh PATEL in possession of a large quantity of fake medicines, packaging and labels. The arrest and raid of premises in Bangalore follows at 4-month covert investigation by TM Eye’s Illicit Pharmaceutical Team into the open sale of fake ‘life changing and or saving‘ drugs being sold worldwide by criminal gangs. TM Eye undercover operatives purchased fake medicines from PATEL in India throughout May and June 2017. Surveillance identified premises and PATEL was arrested at these premises. PATEL has been charged and remanded in custody.
TM Eye Director David Mckelvey said,” This arrest and raid follows on from the recent success in identifying, searching and seizing a vast amount of illicit medicines in the Kandavali region of Mumbai, as part of the the investigation into the RX Partners criminal empire.
PATEL ran a criminal network that manufactured and printed high quality fake packaging, labels and bar codes. They then printed up medicine bottles and used either counterfeit or sub standard generic medicines to trick sick and unwell persons into believing they were purchasing genuine products. The risks cannot be over stated and this activity puts lives at real risk.
TM Eye now operates across the Indian sub continent and has a local office in Mumbai from where operational activity is run.
TM Eye is tackling this organised criminality and will continue to target those who put the most vulnerable in our world at risk. PATEL will be charged and remanded in custody. TM Eye will seek to identify the proceeds of these crimes and with the assistance of the Indian authorities confiscate them.
We would like to thank the Indian police for all their support.”
TM Eye operates across the globe and has teams of highly experienced detectives tackling the illicit supply of pharmaceuticals, luxury goods and tobacco. TM Eye brings private criminal prosecutions in the UK against those selling fake goods and has a 100% conviction rate in over 320 criminal cases.
TM Eye has a conventional surveillance team and has the only covert undercover unit outside of law enforcement that daily deploys highly experienced and skilled undercover operatives to gather evidence against the criminal gangs involved.