NAFDAC busts Lagos cartel, seizes banned drugs worth N106 Million

Spread the love

Operatives of the National Agency for Food and Drug, Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have busted a Lagos-based cartel involved in illegal importation of banned and controlled pharmaceutical products, including tramadol.

NAFDAC Boss, Prof Moji Adeyeye said that the successful operations followed a tip-off and subsequent substantive surveillance on nefarious activities of the group.

A NAFDAC statement said that the Agency’s  operatives  raided a transit warehouse at Ijora Ororo, Lagos State and discovered 187 cartons of assorted Tramadol (120mg, 200mg and 225mg respectively).

It also found more than 49 cartons of Diazepam (a controlled drug) concealed amongst household items including but not limited to bicycle, used tyres and printers.

The seized products, valued at N105,650,000 million, have been evacuated from the transit warehouse for necessary action and further investigation by the Agency.

Prof. Moji Adeyeye advised Nigerians to be “watchful and not hesitate to report any suspicious activities within their environment to the nearest NAFDAC office,”

NAFDAC was established to protect the health of Nigerians among other functions.

Flowerbud News


Biola Lawal

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x