The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has intercepted 22 drums of substance suspected to be local gin in Adamawa State.
The state coordinator, Jamilu Audu reportedly said that the substance was intercepted along Jimeta-Girei Federal highway at about 2 am.
Jamilu reportedly said that the suspects upon sighting NAFDAC Officers ran into the bush and abandoned the vehicle, along with the content.
Jamilu reportedly said that after intensive laboratory tests, it was finally found unfit and dangerous for human consumption.
According to the lawsuit, the point of production of this dangerous substance is still unknown as the agency in collaboration with sister agencies had swung into action to unravel the production site.
The plaintiff reportedly said that the agency would destroy the killer substance upon investigation.
Jamilu reportedly said that many dealers of expired and substandard food items in Jimeta and Mubi markets collaborate with the agency where they handed over many expired and contaminated consumables.
“We have conducted a lot of surveillance up to local government areas and our findings are not different from our expectations. We have some individuals and stakeholders who are cooperating with the agency in the fight against fake drugs and substandard products”, Jamilu Audu reportedly said.