NAFDAC shuts down 100 shops in Enugu over sale of fake alcoholic drinks.

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Officials of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have sealed at least 100 shops in Ogbete main market in Enugu for alleged selling of fake alcoholic beverages.

The agency also confiscated a truckload of adulterated products as well as effected arrest of four suspected traders in the process of a well-coordinated raid.

Speaking after the raid and arrest on Monday, NAFDAC’s director South-East Zone, Pharm Martins Iluyomade, said the suspects were already in custody and would be charged to court after ongoing investigation.

Iluyomade noted that the raid was in furtherance to NAFDAC’s mandate to safeguard the health of the nation and riding the South-East of unwholesome, substandard, fake and adulterated products.

“We stormed the popular Ogbete Main Market, Enugu in Enugu State since Friday and have shut down 100 shops which have been identified for selling fake alcoholic beverages,” Iluyomade said.

“Arrest was made and the suspects are currently in custody.

“This fake wine and alcoholic beverages are being sold to unsuspected customers and the general public but we are determined to rid the market of these unwholesome products,” he said.

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