Counterfeit: NAFDAC Size Products Worth’s Over N68.2M In Enugu Airport

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Ogbonna Casmir

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


Briefing newsmen in Enugu Wednesday, NFDAC 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 like: Chelsea Dry gin and Amarula drink.

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

The Deputy Director Port Head, Enugu said as part of NAFDAC efforts to rid the country of fake and unwholesome products said it has arrested one Mr. Ugochukwu Uguegbulu for importing fake drug known as Gyno Aaktarh Vaginal capsules (200mg) imported from Dubai.

Okwori said other consignment which the agency seized were imported without approvals from NAFDAC and were equally abandoned by the owners even as investigation is on to track the importers.

NAFDAC Port Head disclosed that they are under strict directive from 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 travelers and importers are hereby warned to abide by National Regulations guiding imports/exports into the country”, Okwori warned.

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