Customs Uncovers Two Container-Loads Of Expired Drugs.

Customs Uncovers Two Container-Loads Of Expired Drugs.

Two 40ft containers with registration NO GCNU4680871 and GCNU4623001 have been impounded by the Port and Terminal Multi Services Limited (PTML) area Command, of the Nigeria Customs Service in Lagos. The seizure of the two United States originated containers was made due to the fact that they were loaded with expired drugs. According to the Customs Area controller of the Command, Zakari Jibrin, drugs and hospital equipments were discovered by his officers and men while conducting physical examination on imported goods at the Command. He said the drugs found in the containers are dangerous to human health; hence he was shocked and can not fathom the motive behind the importation by whosoever did it. “This is what they do and that is why so many Nigerians die cheaply in this country. Some Nigerians would have bought it, used it and then die. I want to assure all Nigerians that we will not take any of such criminal acts lightly. We also want you to know that all offenders related to this nefarious act will be prosecuted”. Some of the products in the containers are: Customs sterile kits, Betadyne solution, Gericare syrup, Dextrose infections and adult diapers, among others, were said to have expired at different dates in August 2005, March 2008, July 2010 and March 2012. Jibrin warned that Nigerians should develop the culture of inspecting drugs, and look for the expiry date whenever they go to a pharmaceutical shop. “We specifically urge Nigerians not to be deceived by NAFDAC registration member which may be printed on the product, because some of them may be fake product”. The containers have been handed over to NAFDAC for further investigations.

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