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31 July 2020AmericasMuireann Bolger

Fake botox seized in Cincinnati

US authorities have seized thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit Botox injections in shipments in a Cincinnati port, the  US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office announced yesterday, July 30.

According to the CBP, the shipments would have had a combined value of $24,020 if they had been authentic. Destined for private homes in Florida, the two shipments were labeled as “beauty samples”  and marked as coming from Slough in the UK.

Botox, or botulinum toxin, is restricted by the  US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and cannot be imported into the US without proper documentation. Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie, said: “Our officers and specialists are always ready to protect America from all threats, and we are entrusted with enforcing hundreds of laws for other government agencies.”

He added: “These seizures of counterfeit Botox is one example of our collaborative efforts to ensure the American public is protected from illegal and harmful products entering the US.”

Earlier this week, the  CBP confirmed that it has seized hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit Viagra and Zantac at Los Angeles airport.

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