Kano - The Kano State Task Force on Fake and Counterfeit Drugs has secured the conviction of over 100 persons it prosecuted for selling and circulating fake and adulterated drugs in the state this year.
The Chairman of the Task Force, Ghali Sule, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kano.
Sule said the peddlers were convicted by magistrate courts in the state, adding that most of them were still serving their various prison terms.
He said the committee had also confiscated and destroyed fake and adulterated drugs worth over N3 billion since it was established in 2012.
Sule said the task force was able to raid about 10 ware houses used to store fake and adulterated drugs in the state.
"Before now, Kano state was a dumping ground for fake and adulterated drugs but with the establishment of the task force, it has curtailed the ugly trend to the barest minimum,’’ he said.
The chairman disclosed that the latest raid on Wednesday on three ware houses at Kofar Ruwa in the metropolis, had led to the recovery of four vehicles including two trailers loaded with tramol, valium, codeine syrup, and other prohibited drugs.
"Even recently we closed down three illegal drugs manufacturing outlets at Dakata in Nasarawa Local Government, and in Jaba and Sabon Gari areas of Fagge Local Government Area,’’ he said.