The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has confiscated fake drugs worth N60millon from a warehouse in Lagos.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Director-General, NAFDAC, Prof Moji Adeyeye, on Monday.
She said, “Following a tip-off by a concerned citizen, officers of the Investigation and Enforcement Directorate of the NAFDAC and the police stormed the supermarket and warehouse owned by one Mr Nzube at the trade fair complex in Lagos.
“The warehouse was raided for possession, storage, importation, sales and distribution of dangerous and unregistered cosmetics.
“Found in the store were Glutathione injection, Herbal Skin Doctor Collagen Ampoules, Lansexin in vial bottles, Kojic-San injection face cream, and B.F.G.F Collagen Polypeptide in vial bottles, among other cosmetics.”
The NAFDAC DG said that the products were allegedly imported from China, Malaysia, the Philippines and Dubai.
She added, “Five trucks of about 56 assorted unregistered cosmetic products, worth over N60m were successfully evacuated from the warehouse.
“The Glutathione injections and skin whitening pills are harmful and have several adverse effects including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, skin cancer/melanoma, kidney dysfunctions and failure, as well as having an adverse effect on the liver.”
Adeyeye appealed to Nigerians to, as part of their civic responsibility, report suspected incidences of counterfeiting and adulteration of cosmetics, drug, food and medical devices to NAFDAC for prompt regulatory and legal actions.