NAFDAC Raids Apapa, Seizes Drugs Worth N50m

The Investigation and Enforcement Directorate of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has conducted a targeted raid on drug hawkers operating in the Apapa area of Lagos and its surroundings.

The exercise is part of its ongoing efforts to combat the distribution and sale of unauthorised pharmaceuticals in the country.

The agency made this known in a statement on Friday which revealed that the cost of the drugs seized amounted to N50,000,000.

“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 Fifty Million Naira (₦50,000,000.00).

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

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