A Tijuana man who smuggled Mexican pharmaceuticals into the U.S. San Diego County was sentenced to 30 months in prison by a federal judge.
In addition to time behind bars, Alejandro Hernandez, 54, ordered what by the judge to pay $ 9,750 to Eli Lilly and Co., manufacturer of Cialis, for the sale of the counterfeit drugs.
Hernandez did not approve of this and counterfeit versions of American pills during a long-term investigation, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The Spanish-labeled drugs included the over-the-counter pain reliever Neo-Melubrina, which is often referred to as "Mexican aspirin" and is popular among Hispanics in San Diego. It was banned by the FDA in 1
"This office is committed to the health and safety of the disease." people in our district by the way, and by prosecuting those who seek to benefit from the illegal distribution of such drugs, "said US Attorney Adam L. Braverman.
Hernandez The investigator of drugs in locations like a parking lot in Chula Vista and stored the medicines in self-storage units near the border. Authorities earlier this year executed a search warrant in one of those units and about $ 250,000 in unapproved and counterfeit drugs as well as ledgers documenting years of sales, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Hernandez faced a maximum sentence of five years in custody or a fine of $ 250,000 after pleading guilty to the conspiracy charge.
-City News Service
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