THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it arrested a kingpin behind the supply of fake insecticides in Port Harcourt.
Mr Cyril Monye, the NAFDAC’s Public Relations Officer, South Zone, announced this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
He said that the Rivers office of NAFDAC recorded the milestone, after a successful raid and mop up of fake ‘Read A Dream’ insecticide in Port Harcourt.
According to him, the fake insecticide is a clone of the original but with questionable active ingredients which is foamy and watery.
Monye said that the original product was imported and registered by CU-BAS INT’L (NIG) LTD.
“The raid was sequel to a tip-off which made NAFDAC officials swing into action, visiting some part of Port Harcourt metropolis including Mile 1 Market, Diobu.
“One of the arrested hawkers along Aba Road lead NAFDAC officials to a residential building at No. 38 Iguruta Road, Rumukurushi, Port Harcourt.
“That was where a major breakthrough was made and 110 cartons of the product, worth more than two million naira were recovered in a two-bedroom apartment.
He said they were recovered from the last floor of a two-storey building in custody of one Miss Peace Miller and that the fake product had been evacuated to NAFDAC Zonal office at Woji Road in GRA Phase II, Port Harcourt.