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NAFDAC Confiscates N68m Worth of Fake Products At Enugu  Airport


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu

ENUGU NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Agency for Food  Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated fake drugs and other unwholesome products valued sixty eight million, two hundred and sixty four thousand naira (N68, 264,000.00) at Akanu-Ibiam International Airport Enugu.

Disclosing this to newsmen in Enugu Wednesday, NAFDAC Deputy Director Port Head, Mr. John Okwori, said the consignment includes unlabelled chemicals, drugs in Chinese language only, fake sex enhancing devices, counterfeit labels of popular products such as Chelsea Dry gin and Amarula drink, among others

He said eleven large cartons of Chelsea Dry gin labels that could be used to package gin worth sixty four million, seven hundred and sixty four thousand naira was seized.

According to him, as part of NAFDAC efforts to rid Nigeria of fake and unwholesome products, the agency recently arrested one Mr. Ugochukwu Uguegbulu for importing fake drug known as Gyno Aaktarh Vaginal capsules (200mg) imported from Dubai.

Okwori, added that other consignment which the agency seized were imported without approvals from NAFDAC and were equally abandoned by the owners, saying  investigation has begun with a view to tracking the importers.

The NAFDAC Port Head  hinted that they are under strict directive by Acting Director General of NAFDAC that the relatively young Akanu-Ibiam International Airport should not be allowed to be turned into a smuggling channel and as such “we are proactive and equal to the task.

“All travellers and importers are hereby warned to abide by National Regulations guiding imports/exports into the country”, Okwori warned.


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