Italian police recover stolen medicines

Italian policePolice in Italy have recovered $1.16m-worth of stolen pharmaceuticals from two separate warehouses in Naples, according to the Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC).

The stolen drugs included medicines that are only available in hospitals as well as over-the-counter (OTC) medications, cancer drugs, and baby food. An investigation led police to two warehouses - officially listed as storing soft drinks - in Ottaviano and Nola, two suburbs of Naples.

The medicines were stolen in a truck hijacking that took place in an industrial park in Marcianise, a town located north of Naples.

According to the PCSC, the four hijackers used two of their own cars to block the path of the truck carrying the pharmaceuticals, forcing the vehicle to stop. The hijackers briefly held the truck driver before releasing him in Ottaviano.

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