3 Nigerians grabbed for dealing in fake pharmaceutical products

  The suspects

The suspects

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has arrested three Nigerians for importing, distributing and selling unregistered and suspected counterfeit pharmaceutical products.
Francis Chucks, Chinedu Aka and Izuchuku Morris, were arrested in Accra yesterday at the Okaishie Drug Lane by law enforcement officers of the FDA after they were spotted selling  unregistered Mifabon, Postinor 2, T-Paractin and Rophynol to their clients.
The suspects have been remanded at the Nima Police Station to assist the police in further investigations.
The Public Relations Officer of the FDA Mr. James Lartey, told the media that officers of the enforcement department of the FDA, monitored the suspects, following complaints by a consumer, who wanted to inquire if the products being advertised on social media were of good quality and registered with the FDA.
“The FDA’s undercover officer as a result, contacted Francis Chucks on telephone to place an order for the products, which led to his arrest with the assistance of the police when he arrived to supply the fake and unregistered products,” he said.
Mr Lartey said Chinedu Aka, the second suspect, was arrested in his bid to supply Francis Chucks with additional 10 packs of the Mifabon, which was requested by the officers.
“After interrogating Aka led the team of investigators to the place where these unregistered products were stored. The third suspect, Izuchuku Morris, was also arrested at the premises where the products were being stored,” he explained.
According to Mr. Lartey, further investigations have revealed that Chinedu Aka imported the unregistered products and other counterfeit products through the Aflao border whereas Francis Chucks advertised, distributed and offered the unregistered products for sale on social media and through other means.

By Times Reporter       

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