Parasitic Theft

In the coming months, hundreds of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines will be delivered by trucks, planes, ships and trains to hospitals, clinics and pharmacies around the world.

The INTERPOL Orange Notice outlines potential criminal activity in relation to the falsification, theft and illegal advertising of COVID-19 and flu vaccines, with the pandemic having already triggered unprecedented opportunistic and predatory criminal behavior. On the dark web, Covid-19 vaccines of unknown origin and authenticity are already selling for $200 per dose. Millions worth of medical supplies are pillaged every month.

For example, in China police successfully identified a network selling counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines in an investigation supported by Interpol. Police raided the manufacturing premises resulting in the arrest of some 80 suspects and seized more than 3,000 fake vaccines on the scene. “Whilst we welcome this result, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine-related crime,” said Interpol Secretary-General Juergen Stock.

Specialized teams are dedicated to the transport of vaccines, trucks with the best possible anti-theft technology are selected, the most trusted drivers are trained and in some cases the logistics will be accompanied by an armed guard.

To help fight with such logistics and health risks, we understand it is mandatory to monitor the shipments in true real-time to reduce wastage and losses of vaccines. Hive-Zox International offer this possibility at a cost that fits into your logistics budget.

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