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Up for fraud, illegal exports

2003-11-21 08:44

Durban - A 51-year-old man appeared in the Durban magistrate's court on Thursday on 1 000 counts of fraud and the illegal exportation in and sale of Schedule five medicines.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Superintendent Vish Naidoo said police arrested Darryl Hornbuckle, following a three-week observation by Durban's organised crime unit and the Medicines Control Council of a post office in Durban.

"One thousand five hundred envelopes, containing Schedule five medicines and meant for delivery to recipients in the United Kingdom, United States, Romania, Russia and Brazil, were found."

Naidoo said the man appeared on fraud charges after using false doctors' prescriptions to place his orders from wholesalers.

"He would use these slips to acquire the medicines and then advertise them on the internet."

The man was granted bail of R5 000 and the case was postponed to March 7, Naidoo said.