23 Dec '11, 11pm

Breast implant company boss faces arrest

Breast implant company boss faces arrest

LYON: Interpol on Friday issued a "red notice" seeking the arrest of Frenchman Jean-Claude Mas, founder of the breast implant company at the centre of a widespread women's health scare. Seventy-two-year-old Mas, whose picture appears on the Interpol website, is listed as being sought in Costa Rica for offences concerning "life and health." France's health ministry Friday advised 30,000 women with breast implants made by the now-bankrupt Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) to have them removed, saying that while there is no proven cancer risk, they could rupture. Tens of thousands of women in over 65 countries around the world have the same implants, made from industrial rather than medical quality silicone. Most of them live in South America and western Europe. Some 42,000 women in Britain are thought to have the implants, according to a government watchdog, the Medicines and Heal...

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