The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated a large quantity of counterfeit medicines discovered in some parts of Taraba state.
Naija News reports that the agency pegged the value of confiscated drugs at N1.8 million.
Operatives of the agency traced some marketers and distributors of the counterfeit medicines to their hideouts following information by members of the communities.
The Director General of NAFDAC, Moji Adeyeye, confirmed this report to this News platform and urged residents of the state to increase their cooperation with NAFDAC to help identify more marketers of unregistered medicines.
“The Taraba office of NAFDAC confiscated assorted counterfeit medicines valued at N1.8 million in Gembu, Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba.
“Counterfeit products confiscated included Codeine containing cough syrup valued at N42, 300, Chakapain tablets valued at N400,000, Really Extra tablets, valued at N335,000, different brands of sex enhancing drugs valued at N200,000 and other assorted medicines.