DEA Cracks Down on Illegal Web Sales of Narcotics

Jason Surks

A year and a half ago, Jason Surks, 19, died from an overdose of prescription drugs purchased from a Web site based in Mexico that was illegally selling the drugs. Courtesy Linda Surks hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy Linda Surks

The Drug Enforcement Administration is increasing its scrutiny of illegal online pharmacies that sell narcotics without prescriptions. In April, the DEA announced the arrests of more than 20 people in Operation Cyber Chase, which shut down a drug ring that reached from India to the United States and a string of other countries.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.