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Illegal veterinary medicine seized en route to Newry house from Australia

The injectable product is intended for use in horses and dogs and is not authorised in Northern Ireland or Great Britain

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Illegal veterinary medicines – en route to a house in Newry from Australia – have been seized by the authorities in Northern Ireland.

The parcel was intercepted at a depot belonging to a courier company in Belfast.

The package was detained and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs confiscated the contents.

It had been addressed to a house in Newry, and contained three AMP5 injections, each containing 20mls.

The product is intended for use in horses and dogs and is not an authorised veterinary medicine in Northern Ireland or Great Britain.

A UK Government spokesperson said: “The medicines were seized under Regulation 25 (Importation of unauthorised veterinary medicinal products) of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013.”

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