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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Aim High...

Wow...

New Arrests in Largest Theft in Connecticut History
Federal authorities have charged three more Florida men in the theft of about $80 million in prescription drugs from a warehouse in Connecticut in 2010.

The U.S. Attorney's office said Tuesday that Yosmany Nunez of Southwest Ranches, Alexander Marquez of Hialeah and Rafael Lopez of Miami were indicted on conspiracy and theft charges for their alleged participation in the theft from an Eli Lilly & Co. warehouse in Enfield.
Gotta hand it to these guys, you really do. Why bother knocking over a CVS for a handful of pills when you can go to the source and get ALL THE DRUGS? $80 million dollars, though. That's got to be an absolute ton of prescription drugs - while I would hope that's hard to move, I suspect otherwise.

It's the largest theft in Connecticut history, and may very well be the biggest heist of pharmaceuticals in US history. The interesting thing to see will be how bad the drubbing is going to be once Eli Lilly's lawyers get through with these guys. While ripping off a drug cartel might get you shot, ripping off a huge pharmaceutical conglomeration may result in prolonged exposure to legalese...

I don't know what all the fuss is, though - these guys are only "unlicensed pharmacists"...

That is all.

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4 comments:

Jenny said...

Why don't things ever go smooth?

Dirk said...

With prescription drug prices being what they are, $80 million worth of drugs isn't really all that much. Could probably put it all in a 10' U-Haul. :)

Phssthpok said...

Dirk said...
"With prescription drug prices being what they are, $80 million worth of drugs isn't really all that much. Could probably put it all in a 10' U-Haul. :)"


Or...*cough*Firefly*cough*...a re-purposed ambulance.

Glenn B said...

U.S. Attorney's are infamous for inflating values of seized drugs.