Belgium: Pharma execs accused of supplying Mexican drug baron

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According to media reports the Mexican drug baron received at least four tones of ephedrine from the Belgian companies, between 2006 and 2011, which could have been used to make as much as 66 million capsules of the drug, with an estimated street value of 360 million euros

Seven top executives at three Belgian pharmaceutical giants are accused of supplying medicines containing ephedrine to Ezio Figueroa Vazquez who used the drugs to produce crystal meth


Belgian prosecutors opened a case against seven top executives at three Belgian pharmaceutical corporations over the supply of drugs to Mexican drug baron Ezio Figueroa Vazquez.

The pharma execs are accused of supplying to Vasquez medicines based on ephedrine, helping him to produce crystal meth, a highly addictive and widely banned narcotic also known as methamphetamine.

According to Reuters, the Belgian media reported that the Mexican drug baron received at least four tones of ephedrine ...


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