The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated fake drugs worth N60 millon from a supermarket and warehouse at the Trade Fair complex, Lagos.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye stated that the warehouse was raided for possession, storage, importation, sales and distribution of dangerous and unregistered cosmetics.
She added that the operation was carried out alongside police officers. Items seized from the supermarket included Glutathione Injection, Herbal Skin Doctor Collagen Ampoules, Lansexin in vial bottles, Kojic-San Injection Face Cream, B.F.G.F Collagen Polypeptide in vial bottles.
Adeyeye said that the fake drugs were imported from China, Malaysia, the Philippines and Dubai.
Speaking further, Adeyeye said that five trucks of about 56 assorted unregistered cosmetic products, worth over N60 million were evacuated from the warehouse.
“The Glutathione injections and skin whitening pills are harmful and have several adverse effects, including Stevens Johnson Syndrome, skin cancer/melanoma, kidney dysfunctions and failure, as well as its adverse effect on the liver,” Adeyeye said.