The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has intercepted fake medical devices, cosmetics, expired drugs and empty labels at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
NAFDAC’s Airport Head, John Okwori, who made this known on Tuesday, while briefing reporters in Enugu said the seized products, are worth N5.804 million.
He said that the seized fake products included unregistered and unlabeled blood glucose test strips unbranded from China to be possibly labelled in Nigeria and sold as an imported original brand.
Okwori further said other items confiscated were herbal skin doctor massage cream for stretch marks, which had no NAFDAC registration number and was equally imported from China.
According to him, the agency also seized empty PVC cosmetic packaging containers for counterfeiting registered products and Benchmate PAR-BRO 60 powder in sachets all imported from China.
He said, “NAFDAC is hereby warning prospective importers of fake consignments to desist from patronising the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, as the unit is up and ready to deal appropriately with such violators.
“The NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has directed that serious action should be taken against such imports and violators henceforth.”