Tuesday, April 16, 2024

NAFDAC Clamps Down On Illegal Drug, Beverage Factories In South-East


The Nationwide Company for Meals, Medication Administration and Management (NAFDAC) has confiscated pharmaceutical merchandise value tens of millions of Naira in Onitsha, Anambra State.

That is even because the regulatory company has uncovered unlawful factories producing counterfeit alcoholic drinks throughout Enugu and Imo States.

The clampdown on unlawful and counterfeit merchandise underscores the company’s dedication to combating the distribution and manufacturing of illicit substances within the South-East area.

NAFDAC’s Director for the South-East Zone, Martins Iluyomade, introduced the profitable raids throughout a press convention in Awka, Anambra State capital on Wednesday.

Highlighting the Onitsha operation, Iluyomade detailed the seizure of 892 bottles of codeine syrup, alongside vital portions of Rohypnol and Tramadol, amongst different managed substances.

The operation led by Anambra State’s NAFDAC Coordinator, Louis Mmadubuatta, was hailed as a victory for public well being and security.

The confiscated medication, together with notable quantities of Rohypnol, a substance infamously misused by criminals for nefarious actions akin to kidnapping and assault, characterize a big public well being danger.

“These are managed medication which shouldn’t be present in an open market or within the fingers of people,” Iluyomade emphasised, declaring the grave hazard posed by such psychoactive substances to the neighborhood.

Additional increasing the scope of their operations, NAFDAC operatives made vital discoveries in Enugu and Imo States, the place factories engaged within the manufacturing of pretend alcoholic drinks have been dismantled. In Enugu State, a facility working beneath the identify BEST IJAW within the Igboeze South Native Authorities Space was discovered producing unapproved dry gin. The positioning contained eight PVC containers full of what’s suspected to be ethanol, highlighting the illicit nature of their operations.

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