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NAFDAC Nabs Drug Hawkers, Confiscates N50m Illegal Drugs In Lagos Raid

Posted by Samuel on Sat 06th Apr, 2024 - tori.ng

The operation, spearheaded by NAFDAC’s Investigation & Enforcement Directorate, is part of the agency’s ongoing campaign to curb the illicit distribution and sale of unauthorized pharmaceuticals.

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has increased its efforts to curb the activities of drug hawkers in the Apapa area and surrounding areas of Lagos State.

The operation, spearheaded by NAFDAC’s Investigation & Enforcement Directorate, is part of the agency’s ongoing campaign to curb the illicit distribution and sale of unauthorized pharmaceuticals.

During the recent raid, numerous drug hawkers were apprehended, and a large cache of illicit drugs was seized.  

Among the confiscated items were aphrodisiacs, narcotic substances such as tramadol, antibiotics, and various over-the-counter medications.

The combined street value of the seized drugs is estimated to be approximately Fifty Million Naira.

The individuals apprehended in connection with the illegal drug trade will face prosecution.

Furthermore, the seized drugs are slated for destruction.



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