Jan 31, 2024

eBay to pay $59m over illegal pill press sales

eBay has agreed to pay $59m over claims it sold equipment that can manufacture illegal drugs. The US justice department had alleged that thousands of pill presses and encapsulating machines were sold on the site, including to people who were later convicted of drug-related crimes. The department says pill presses sold on the site are capable of producing thousands of pills per hour. Encapsulating machines, which pack powder into pill capsules, were also sold. In its investigation, the US government found that hundreds of customers who purchased pill presses also bought counterfeit moulds, stamps, or dyes to make counterfeit pharmaceutical pills.

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