NAFDAC nabs drug hawkers, confiscates N50m illegal drugs in Lagos raid


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has conducted a raid targeting drug sellers in Lagos’ neighbourhood of Apapa and surrounding areas as part of its efforts to combat the distribution and sale of unauthorised drugs.

This was disclosed in a statement via the agency’s official X handle on Friday.

The statement reads: “NAFDAC’s Investigation and Enforcement Directorate recently conducted a targeted raid on drug hawkers operating in the Apapa area and its surroundings as part of its ongoing efforts to combat the distribution and sale of unauthorised pharmaceuticals.

“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 N50m. The individuals arrested will be prosecuted accordingly, and the confiscated drugs are slated for destruction.”

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