Thursday, July 8, 2010 Nigerian Customs Hands Fake Drug Importer to NAFDAC

As reported in the June 29th edition of, the Nigerian Customs Service FCT handed over a suspected fake drug and contraband textile materials importer to the Nigerian National Agency for Food, Drugs and Control (NAFDAC).

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· In a press conference, Usman K. Bellow, the Customs Area Comptroller, FTC Command stated that the suspect, Mrs Anyaoha Ngozi Margret was arrested at the airport with 12 bags of CIPRO tabs 500mg and 87 veils of textile materials.He said following the request from NAFDAC, the Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde approved the handing over of the suspect and the medicaments to them.
· Bello said it is very disheartening to see Nigerian traders importing fake medicaments with the intention of selling to unsuspected Nigerians who will eventually be harm by the drugs.
· He said: "It is really a very bad and sad way of making money while killing innocent Nigerians. It should be noted that importation of pharmaceuticals are allowed by law. These items are dutiable not banned but there is a procedure such as registration of NAFDAC etc."
· The comptroller also warned Nigerians to desist from smuggling contraband goods such as textile materials, adding that the nefarious crime is responsible for crippling the country's economy especially the manufacturing sector.

Secure Pharma Chain Blog is encouraged by this latest interdiction in Nigeria an area impacted especially hard by the deadly crime of pharmaceutical counterfeiting and encourages all members of the pharmaceutical supply chain to enhance their protection of inventories by deploying anti-counterfeiting technologies and solutions.

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