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Scam Diverted AIDS, Cancer Drugs, Police Say

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.