NPR logo

DEA Cracks Down on Illegal Web Sales of Narcotics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4715097/4715110" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
DEA Cracks Down on Illegal Web Sales of Narcotics

Law

DEA Cracks Down on Illegal Web Sales of Narcotics

DEA Cracks Down on Illegal Web Sales of Narcotics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4715097/4715110" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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

toggle 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.