Monday, September 14, 2009

Uganda Health News: Interpol Impounds 200 Cartons of Counterfeit Drugs

A joint operation conducted by the Interpol and the Ugandan National Drug Authority against counterfeit drugs have started yielding good results.

The operation has discovered 200 cartons of fake drugs in Central and eastern districts of Uganda.

The operation, code named Mamba 2, was carried out on selected medical drugs such as metakelfin and quinine, by separating them for preliminary laboratory analysis.

The Mamba 2 operation focused on regional operations in Eastern Uganda registering cases in Mbale, Jinja, Iganga, Kamuli and Busia.

Wakiso, Masaka and Mpigi were among the districts in Central region that were cited in the fake drug scam.

The head of Interpol in Uganda, Fred Kiyaga says the two agencies also managed to impound 200 cartons of fake drugs, 38 cases were registered and 19 suspects apprehended in connection with selling fake drugs.

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