NAFDAC Shuts Down 100 Shops in Enugu Over Fake Alcohol

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed approximately 100 shops in Enugu’s Ogbete Main Market for allegedly selling counterfeit alcoholic beverages.

During the coordinated raid, the agency also confiscated a truckload of adulterated products and arrested four suspected traders. Speaking on the operation, NAFDAC’s South-East Zone Director, Pharm Martins Iluyomade, stated on Monday that the suspects are in custody and will be prosecuted after the ongoing investigation.

Iluyomade emphasized that the raid aligns with NAFDAC’s mission to protect public health and eliminate substandard, fake, and adulterated products in the South-East region.

“We targeted the Ogbete Main Market in Enugu and have shut down 100 shops identified for selling fake alcoholic beverages. Arrests were made, and the suspects are now in custody,” Iluyomade said. “These counterfeit beverages are being sold to unsuspecting consumers, but we are committed to purging the market of these hazardous products.”

The operation was carried out with the active collaboration of the Police, Department of State Services (DSS), and the Nigerian Army, which provided personnel for the raid.

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