Palmer, Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Import Prescription Drugs From Pakistan

On Thursday, it was announced that a Palmer man had pleaded guilty in federal court for his involvement in a conspiracy to import prescription medications from Pakistan. 64-year-old Harry Aliengena pleaded guilty to two counts of felony introduction of misbranded drugs with intent to defraud or mislead, one count of misdemeanor introduction of misbranded drugs, and one count of conspiracy to import controlled substances. The defendant is now scheduled to be sentenced on February 14, 2018.

From July 2011 to June 2012, the defendant acted as a middle man between a Pakistani drug company and customers in the United States. Aliengena conspired to import prescription medications from Pakistan into the United States. On three occasions in February and April of 2012, the defendant misbranded drugs to American customers.

The defendant communicated frequently with the Pakistani company and ordered numerous drugs, including Percocet, Hydrocodone, Restoril, and Adderall. A portion of the drugs was shipped to customers in return for payments and discounts on drugs for the defendant’s own personal use.

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