Indian in US pleads guilty to running online drug racket

Zuned Sunesra, 35, hailing from Mumbai, pleaded guilty to the three conspiracy charges before a District Court in Pennsylvania.

By: PTI | Washington | Published:January 31, 2016 12:46 pm
Indian in America, Drug dealers America, illegal drug trade US, Indian criminals US, Indian arrested in US, Indian illegal drug sale in US, Indian Viagra, Viagra from India A couple of years ago, the US had threatened to stop Indian drug imports because the bovine extracts used in them did not meet the standards laid down by the UDFDA.

An Indian national has pleaded guilty in a US court on charges of running a multimillion- dollar illegal prescription drug operation over the internet.

Zuned Sunesra, 35, hailing from Mumbai, pleaded guilty to the three conspiracy charges before a District Court in Pennsylvania. Prosecutors have requested that he should not be released on fears he could flee the country.

Sunesra and his family operated a network of websites that from 2004 to 2014 were used to sell illegal prescription drugs to more than 40,000 customers around the world, including the US, prosecutors alleged.

The websites were used to sell India-made Viagra, Celebrex, Cymbalta and other drugs not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, the family’s gross monthly sales were USD 400,000. They earned millions over the course of the scheme, prosecutors said.

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    D P
    Jan 31, 2016 at 6:39 pm
    Lets not be lenient; first the authorities have to confiscate all his own and with his family members acquired ill gotten property including bank accounts and throw them all lock stock and barrel in federal prisons where they be made to do hard labor. Even other wise we have too many home grown criminals and thugs in the US and we sure do not need immigrants from any foreign country to take us all for a ride.
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    RR
    Nov 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm
    In fact it seems to be that American government just did not want foreigners to operate at their american market. We here in Russia use indian medicine and are still alive. And I would like to say that indian pharmacy is much more qualitative and doesn't cost so much in comparison with europian or american. No doubt that it was just a simple order just to kick them off the american market.
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