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Scam Diverted AIDS, Cancer Drugs, Police Say

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Broward Sheriff's Office

When the cops arrested Jorge Castillo at his Miami Lakes home on Monday, they found he lived well, with two Maseratis, a Range Rover and a boat. Small wonder, as the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.  Prosecutors say Castillo, 43, bought pharmaceutical drugs for AIDS, cancer, psychosis and other conditions from criminals. Then, they say, Castillo sent the diverted drugs to a Detroit warehouse, repackaged them and sold them to pharmacies at a 25-percent discount, thereby risking the safety of patients who may have received bad drugs or placebos.