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Goods worth N2.5m seized in Enugu

26 March 2014, 17:10

Enugu - The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Tuesday confiscated fake imported goods worth N2.5 million in Enugu.

Its Deputy Director at the Akanu-Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, John Okwori, told newsmen in Enugu on Tuesday that the goods were imported on Jan. 4 through the Ethiopian Airline.

"The importer of the goods ran away on sighting NAFDAC men which made us to seize the goods,’’ he said.

The director listed the goods to include 20 packets of Nakhla Tobacco with its pipe, 2 100 Easy White cream, empty containers with crowns and 575 So Mma bright skin formula cream with crowns.

Also in the sealed container are 24 packets of activated Charcoal, and 2 457 stickers for So Mma bright skin formula cream, all worth about N2.5 million, he said.

Okwori said the cream container was imported by the suspect with the intension of filling it with fake liquids to sell in place of the original one.

He vowed to hunt down any citizen who thought that Akanu Ibiam International Airport was an escape route for fake products into the country.

"Those who though they can pass their fake products or import fake goods into the country through Enugu airport are dreaming because there is no escape route for them,’’ he said.

He warned the citizens to always look out for the NAFDAC logo and numbers on every product to avoid buying fake ones.

In another development, one Titus Chinwike was caught with fake 25 000 labels of Golden Country Sweet Corn from China.

Okwori said that Chinwike imported the goods with the intension of using it to produced fake ones in the country.

In his reaction, Chinwike told newsmen that he imported the label with the aim of using it to produce grond corn in Aba.

"Honestly speaking, I thought it is a genuine business," Chinwike said.

 - NAN

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