Importing unauthorised veterinary medicines is criminal

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In a recent incident, Border Force officers carrying out routine checks of products coming in from other countries discovered a large amount of veterinary antibiotics coming from China destined for a farm. A joint taskforce was formed with the police and other enforcement agencies, including the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, to raid and search the farm premises.

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