The Kano Police Command has successfully thwarted an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of suspected fake and expired drugs. The interception took place at Mallam Kato Market in Fagge Local Government Area of the state, underscoring the authorities’ commitment to public safety.
In an official communication delivered by SP Abdullahi Haruna, the command’s Public Relations Officer, it was revealed that a total of 820 cartons of these questionable medications were seized. The operation, executed with precision, targeted two warehouses within the market premises. The illicit stash of drugs consisted of 514 cartons of eemistxmin/emstifer syrup, 219 cartons of 5mg Lisinopril tablets, 7 cartons of 5mg amlodipine tablets, 87 cartons of 50mg atenol, and 40 cartons, along with 3 cartons of Frusemide injection.
Acting promptly and decisively, the state Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, deployed a team of astute detectives to carry out the operation. Following their successful recovery of the suspicious medications, the drugs were subsequently handed over to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). This collaboration between law enforcement and regulatory bodies serves to reinforce the commitment to ensuring public health and preventing harmful substances from reaching unsuspecting consumers.
In light of this incident, the official statement also delivered an important advisory to the residents of the state. The public is encouraged to maintain vigilance and promptly report any unusual activities or individuals with questionable intentions to the local police authorities. This collective effort plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the community and upholding the integrity of public health and safety measures.