The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three persons , They are Emeka Madu , Eze Young , Chijioke Umunna , operating an illegal fake drug production factory in Lagos.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood, told newsmen that the suspects operated the factory from a four-bedroom uncompleted building located at No. 2 Okunnenye Street, Ikotun Egbe area of the state.
Parading the suspects at the factory premises, Moshood said the IRT operatives raided the secret factory , following a tip off.
According to him, large quantities of suspected fake drugs were seized during the raid.
“Recovered from the scene were cartons of different fake drugs, large quantities of unprocessed chemical substances used in manufacturing drugs, several machines fabricated for processing, manufacturing and packaging of the fake drugs.
“Also recovered are forged pharmaceutical papers, plastic buckets of different types suspected to be fake.
The premises have also been sealed and remain sealed till the determination of the matter by a court.
“The IGP has advised members of the public to be weary of where they procure food, drugs and drinks as many of them are fake and may cause outright death or physical and mental disability,” NAN quoted him as saying.
The principal suspect later told journalists that he owned the factory, stressing that he learnt the trade from a friend who died four years ago.
“Although, I am not a pharmacist or a chemist, but the medications are not totally fake as I use quality chemicals to produce them.
“My market is at Onitsha Anambra State, I don’t supply in Lagos. I distribute only in Onitsha and they in turn know where they distribute to. I have not really made too much money but at least, I have made little money.
Fake drugs has been among the reason why people die everyday and even more worst than Money ritual activities
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