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French Breast implant chief wanted by Interpol

None | ByJasmine Coleman, Paris
Dec 25, 2011 11:54 PM IST

Interpol is seeking the arrest of Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of a French company whose breast implants are at the centre of a global health scare.

Interpol is seeking the arrest of Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of a French company whose breast implants are at the centre of a global health scare.

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The international police agency has issued a red notice for Mas. His firm Poly Implant Protheses (PIP), which went into administration last year, supplied implants to tens of thousands of women in Europe and South America.

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Interpol’s website says the 72-year-old is wanted by Costa Rican authorities for crimes involving “life and health” but gives no further details.

France has offered to pay for an ­estimated 30,000 women in the country to have their PIP implants removed because of risks the products could ­rupture and leak ­industrial-grade ­silicone. They are filled with an unapproved non-medical grade material and there have been reports that the protective ­barriers are faulty. - GNS

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