The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has arrested a trader, Olisaemeka Osefoh, for importation of counterfeit medicines and fake Rough Rider condoms into Nigeria.
Thegazellenews.com reliably gathered that the estimated street value of the goods was N106, 210, 000.
Some of the drugs seized include, Mycoten cream, Neurogesic ointment and Skineal cream.
Osefoh in his statement, said he was in partnership with a cartel based in China, where the products were sourced, before being shipped to Nigeria.
The Director General of the agency, Dr. Paul Orhii, while parading the suspect, said the suspect was arrested after a tip off.
He said the suspect had also given investigators information on how the goods were illegally cleared through Tincan Island Port, Lagos.
“Operatives of NAFDAC’s Investigation and Enforcement Directorate raided a warehouse located at Progressive Traders Market known for the sales of jewellery and cosmetic products.
“During the raid at Trade Fair Complex, Badagry Expressway, Lagos, 158 cartons of Skineal cream, 43 cartons of Funbact- A Cream, 719 cartons of Mycoten Cream, 131 cartons of Neurogesic ointment, 56 cartons of Rough Rider Condoms, 20 cartons of Iman Luxury Powder and 205 cartons of Heal Balm were impounded,” he said.
The NAFDAC DG, said investigations revealed that drug counterfeiters no longer specialised only in foreign products but also in Nigerian-made drugs.