Kano Police Seize 820 Cartons of Alleged Counterfeit and Expired Medications

Kano’s Police Command has announced that it successfully confiscated 820 cartons of drugs believed to be counterfeit and expired at Malam Kato Market in Fage Local Government Area of the state. The statement was issued by SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, based in Kano. The recovered drugs were found in two warehouses within the market premises.

The confiscated items encompassed various types of medication, including 514 cartons of eemistxmin/emstifer syrup, 219 cartons of 5mg Lisinopril tablets, 7 cartons of 5mg amlodipine tablets, 87 cartons of 50mg atenolol, and 3 cartons of Frusemide injection.

Acting on the directive of the state’s Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, a dedicated team of detectives was dispatched to the scene to manage the situation. Subsequently, the seized drugs were carefully collected and handed over to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

The statement from SP Abdullahi Kiyawa emphasized the importance of community involvement in maintaining public safety. He urged residents to remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicious individuals or items to the police, allowing for swift and effective action.

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