On 23.5.17, an operation was carried out by the Division of Enforcement and Supervision in the Ministry of Health in cooperation with the police, tax authorities and the municipal supervision department in the area of the old central bus station in Tel Aviv.
During the raid fake drugs were seized, bottles of alcohol suspected of being forged. In addition, enforcement has been implemented to prevent smoking in public places in café shops, restaurants, supermarkets, kiosks, and more.
In the "Blue Elephant" and "Blue Emily" businesses, pills for the treatment of impotence suspected of being falsificated were confiscated. In the business "Blue Elephant" were captured Cenforce, Vidalista, Fildena, and Kamagra. In the Blue Emily were captured Tiger King, Shark Essence, Cialis, Shark Extract and other unidentified pills.
These pills were previously seized by the Department of Enforcement and Supervision of the Ministry of Health and the tests found them to be counterfeit and/or containing active substances such as sildenafil, which is the active ingredient of Viagra.
The seized pills are not registered and are not approved by the Ministry of Health for import, use or marketing. The conditions of production and the quality of their raw materials are unknown. Using them may endanger public health.
In other businesses, a number of bottles of alcohol suspected to be illegal and may contain substances that endanger public health such as methanol were found. These bottles were removed from the shelves by the local manager and banned for sale.
During the campaign, enforcement was carried out to prevent smoking in public places in cooperation with the municipal supervision of the Tel Aviv Municipality. As part of the execution, a number of fines were imposed on customers in cafes and restaurants (a fine of 1,000 NIS).
In addition, fines were applied to the owners of restaurants and kiosks that their clients in the place smoked. (A fine of 5,000 NIS).