By Mohammed Lawal
The Kaduna State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the interception of pretend medicine value over N15 million in Zaria.
The command’s spokesperson, ASP Muktar Aliyu, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a phone interview.
He mentioned the Police Area Command in Zaria had intercepted the faux medicine after a tip-off by some residents.
“On getting the data, our males swung into motion and finally intercepted the adulterated medicine which might have destroyed the lives of harmless residents.
“The mentioned faux medicine have been intercepted at Sabon gari market in Zaria the place the proprietor had already offloaded the consignment for distribution.
“This is a critical calamity and naturally dangerous to human existence.
“ I want to plead with people not to be discouraged in providing useful information to security personnel for prompt action,” he mentioned.
According to him, investigation into the matter is ongoing as a way to confirm the origin of the medicine in addition to the channels of distribution.
Investigation carried out by NAN on the Zaria Police Area Command reveals that about 10 cartons of adulterated “Ampicloxin” with “Made-in-India” label have been sighted.
A reliable supply on the command informed NAN that the 10 cartons contained about 200,000 packets mentioned to belong to the suspect arrested in reference to the incident.
The supply mentioned the case could be transferred to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on the police headquarters in Kaduna for additional investigation.
The supply additionally mentioned that no fewer than 15 medicine addicts have been arrested in Zaria with Indian hemp, trampoline and different intoxicants.
“These suspected drug addicts will probably be charged to courtroom to face the wrath of the regulation. The police won’t relent in its efforts at combating prison actions within the society.
“Remember, most crimes are dedicated after the perpetrators get intoxicated; due to this fact, members of the society should be happy to furnish the safety businesses with important info.
” We are, nonetheless, pleased that folks at the moment are complying,” the supply mentioned.