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2 Pakistani men indicted in drug-shipping scheme

Wednesday - 11/7/2012, 5:28pm  ET

WASHINGTON - Two Pakistani men are being charged with operating Internet sites that illegally shipped drugs from Pakistan and the United Kingdom to customers in the United States.

Thirty-nine-year-old Sheikh Waseem Ul Haq and 50-year-old Tahir Saeed were indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Washington. The indictment charges that beginning in 2005, the pair illegally shipped pharmaceuticals to the United States and elsewhere. U.S purchases totaled approximately $780,000. The drugs the pair are charged with shipping include Ritalin, Xanax, Valium and various steroids.

The two were arrested Oct. 19 in London.

It was not immediately clear if they had attorneys. An e-mail to the Pakistan Embassy in Washington was not immediately returned Wednesday afternoon.

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