Alert over rise in illegal drug imports to 'treat' COVID-19

More than 26,000 hydroxychloroquine tablets and kilos of Ephedra have been seized, reveals Australian Border Force

Authorities are warning of a spike in illegal imports of hydroxychloroquine and a potentially dangerous Chinese medicine as desperate Australians appear to take coronavirus treatment into their own hands.

Imported hydroxychloroquine tablets. Source: ABF.

More than 26,000 tablets of hydroxychloroquine have been seized between the start of January and 21 June, according to the Australian Border Force (ABF).

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