The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated fake drugs worth not less than N60millon from a warehouse in Lagos.
NAFDAC seizes truck-loads of harmful cosmetic products worth over N60M in Lagos as it intensifies efforts to protect health of Nigerians-Prof Moji Adeyeye (NAN)
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Naija News understands that this was contained in a press statement signed by NAFDAC Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye earlier today in Abuja.
“Following a tip off by a concerned citizen, officers of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate of the NAFDAC and the police stormed the supermarket and warehouse owned by one Mr. Nzube at the Trade fair complex Lagos.
“The warehouse was raided for possession, storage, importation, sales and distribution of dangerous and unregistered cosmetics.
“Found in the store were Glutathione Injection, Herbal Skin Doctor Collagen Ampoules, Lansexin in vial bottles, Kojic-San Injection Face Cream, B.F.G.F Collagen Polypeptide in vial bottles, amongst others,” she said.
The NAFDAC DG said that the products were allegedly imported from China, Malaysia, the Philippines and Dubai.
“Five trucks of about 56 assorted unregistered cosmetic products, worth over sixty million (N60,000,000) Naira were successfully evacuated from the warehouse.
“The Glutathione injections and skin whitening pills are harmful and have several adverse effects including Stevens Johnson Syndrome, skin cancer/melanoma, kidney dysfunctions and failure, as well as its adverse effect on the liver,” she added.
As drug trafficking targets age groups specifically at the years of adolescence. Drug abuse will take place. Yes, we need to stop and give help to those participating in these illicit activities. But, to fully stop drug trafficking is for security to step up. pic.twitter.com/GPt3076sw8
— Alex (@Alex89998672) January 5, 2019
Adeyeye appealed to Nigerians to, as part of their civic responsibility, report suspected incidences of counterfeiting and adulteration of cosmetics, drug, food and medical devices to NAFDAC for prompt regulatory and legal action.
Source: Naija News