NAFDAC Busts Illegal Drugs Worth ₦50m In Lagos Raid

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control recently conducted a raid on drug sellers in Apapa, Lagos, and nearby areas to address the issue of unauthorized drug distribution.

The seizure was announced in a statement posted on the agency’s official account on Friday.

The statement said, “NAFDAC’s Investigation and Enforcement Directorate recently conducted a targeted raid on drug hawkers operating in the Apapa area and its surroundings as part of its ongoing efforts to combat the distribution and sale of unauthorised pharmaceuticals.

“Numerous hawkers were apprehended during the operation, and a wide range of illicit drugs were confiscated, including aphrodisiacs, narcotic substances (including tramadol), antibiotics, and over-the-counter medications.

“The combined street value of the seized drugs amounts to approximately N50 million.

“The individuals arrested will be prosecuted accordingly, and the confiscated drugs are slated for destruction.”

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.