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Man jailed after discovery of more than £30,000 worth of unlicensed erectile dysfunction medication

Investigators uncovered more than 100,000 doses of the unlicensed medicine in his property

Investigators found more than 100,000 doses in his Ealing property(Image: MHRA)

A man from Southall who was found with more than 100,000 doses of erectile dysfunction medication has been jailed for supplying unlicensed medicine.

Gurinder Bharaj was sentenced on Friday (September 8) at Isleworth Crown Court on eight counts of possession and supply of “significant quantities” of unauthorised and unlicensed medication.

During the raid of the 27-year-old's Ealing -based property in 2015, investigators uncovered more than 100,000 individual doses of the erectile dysfunction medication - a supply worth more than £30,000.

The unlicensed medication was seized by investigators from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

A smaller quantity of prescription medication was also seized from the property.

Following an initial hearing , Bharaj, of Enmore Road, Southall, was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to all charges and he was ordered to pay a £75 victim surcharge.

MHRA head of enforcement, Alastair Jeffrey, spoke after the sentencing to condemn the use of unlicensed medication.

“Selling unlicensed medicines is illegal and can pose a serious risk to health," he said.

“The fact that a medicine is unauthorised means that it has not been subjected to the regulatory scrutiny and quality assurances required to get a licence.

The property in Ealing had a huge stash of the unlicensed medication(Image: MHRA)

“These products can be dangerous as their contents are unknown and untested and the consequences for your health can be devastating.

“MHRA will continue to track down and prosecute those who put the public’s health at risk.”

MHRA is currently running the #FakeMeds campaign to warn people against buying potentially dangerous or useless unlicensed medicines sold by illegal online suppliers.

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