Harmful drugs: NAFDAC nabs traders in FCT, seizes goods worth over N45m


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Friday in Abuja raided hawkers of unwholesome drugs at the Nyanya/Mararaba axis of Abuja.

Addressing journalists after the exercise, the team leader of the operation, Mr Umar Suleiman said the process followed an earlier surveillance carried out by officers of the agency’s enforcement unit.

Suleiman, an Assistant Chief Regulatory Officer of the Federal Task Force, Investigation and Enforcement, NAFDAC, said that the operation was also to confirm if Baban Aisha Herbal products were still in the market

Recall that the agency raided the Baban Aisha production factory along Abuja/Kaduna road a few weeks ago for selling unregistered herbal products.

NAFDAC had alleged that Baban Aisha had only registered some of his herbal medicine, using the privilege of the registered ones to sell others which were yet to be registered.

The agency also raided and sealed the Al-Nassar Islamic Herbal medicine store, No. 151 Minna Road, Suleja, Niger State.

Meanwhile, Suleiman said that advertisements on Baban Aisha products were not permitted for now.

He said that the agency was able to nab five of the hawkers of the harmful drugs and one of them escaped.

“Most of the drugs we seized in the Suleja shop are sex enhancers (Manpower), sex enhancers drugs like Night Rocket, Black Diamond, double Rocket, AK-47 and many more.

“We also seized other herbal preparation medicines such as transformer, maibulala, maibusher.

“At that particular shop alone in Suleja, drugs found there worth N35 million, and we have an estimate of N10 million for the hawkers”, he said.

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