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Adulterated Products: NAFDAC seals 100 shops, makes arrests in Enugu major market

NDLEA confiscated a truckload of adulterated products and arrested four suspected traders during a well-coordinated raid.

• July 2, 2024
NDLEA confiscated a truckload of adulterated products
NDLEA confiscated a truckload of adulterated products [Credit: NAN]

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down about 100 shops in Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, for alleged dealing in suspected fake alcoholic beverages.

NDLEA also confiscated a truckload of adulterated products and arrested four suspected traders during a well-coordinated raid.

Speaking after the raid and arrest, NAFDAC’s director of the South-East zone, Martins Iluyomade, said on Monday that the suspects were already in custody and would be prosecuted after the ongoing investigation.

He noted that the raid was in furtherance of NAFDAC’s mandate to safeguard the nation’s health and rid the South East of unwholesome, substandard, fake, and adulterated products.

“We stormed the popular Ogbete Main Market, Enugu in Enugu State since Friday and have shut down 100 shops which have been identified for selling fake alcoholic beverages.

“Arrests were made, and the suspects are currently in custody. This fake wine and alcoholic beverages are being sold to unsuspected customers and the general public, but we are determined to rid the market of these unwholesome products,” he said.

The NAFDAC zonal boss said the intensive operation was conducted in active collaboration with the police, SSS, and army, which deployed their personnel for the well-coordinated raid. 


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