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N200m worth of fake drugs impounded in Kano

16 December 2014, 18:04

Kano - The Consumer Protection Council, Kano State, on Monday, said it confiscated illicit and fake drugs worth over N200 million from different parts of the state in 2014.

The Chairman of the Council, Nuhu Bello, told NAN in Kano that the public was to be commended for this achievement.

Bello explained that since the Consumer Protection Committee was converted into a council, it embarked on awareness campaign to educate the public about its activities.

He said that the Committee had received a lot of secret information on where illicit and counterfeit drugs were stored in the state from the public.

Also read: NAFDAC destroys N4m counterfeit products

"The largest operation was the confiscation of expired drugs worth N114 million at Gezawa Local Government Area and another one at Gwammaja in Dala area worth N48 million.”

The chairman said that on confiscation of the products, the Council handed over the culprits and items to the court, adding that most of such drugs were destroyed.

He added that the Council had also confiscated many expired and adulterated food items and fake paint.

He urged people to be cautious of what they ate, especially in the coming year and appealed for more public support for the Council to achieve its set objectives.

He assured that the Council would embark on increased surveillance to track down illegality and protect public consumption of food and drug items.


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