Three Chinese and one Zambian national are now in custody in Johannesburg after South African police raided a warehouse containing 2,400 doses of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines that were allegedly smuggled from China,
Authorities were tipped off by the global police agency Interpol and reportedly moved quickly on Wednesday to seize the contraband. It’s not clear how long this crew had been trafficking fake jabs and how much they’ve already sold to unsuspecting buyers.
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