Police parade four fake drug manufacturers

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The Nigerian Police intelligence team arrests four fake manufacturers in their hideout in Lagos

 

The inspector general of Police Intelligence Response Team working on credible intelligence has stormed and raided a secret suspected fake drug factory hidden in the residential Area of Ikotun in Lagos State. During the operation four suspects, namely Emeka Madu aka Cabara, 47, the owner and leader of the gang; Eze Young, 26; Chijoke Umunna, 19, and Kingsley Obilo, 22, were caught and arrested in the act of producing the suspected fake drug with the use of machines fabricated for processing, manufacturing and packaging of the suspected fake drug.

A Police press release signed by Jimoh Moshood, the Police spokesman said that from the illegal factory the suspects were pushing out “substantial production, packaging and distribution of suspected fake drug to different parts of the country.”

“These dastard acts may have resulted in several deaths, health complications and physical disabilities to many victims nationwide,” the statement said further.

According to the Police gave the location where the suspected fake drug was being illegally produced as No. 2, Okunnenye Street, Ikotun Egbe Area, Lagos State.

The raid on the illegal factory was carried out on Thursday, December 13, 2018 by operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Team, IRT, led by Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of Police and the commander of the Unit.

Moshood said the suspects confessed to the crime and admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the processing, manufacturing and packaging of suspected fake drug.

Exhibits recovered from the factory included, plastic buckets of different types suspected fake drug; cartons of packed suspected fake drug for distribution; a vehicle being used for the distribution of the suspected fake drug; large quantity of unprocessed suspected chemicals and substances used in manufacturing the suspected fake drug; several machines fabricated for processing, manufacturing and packaging of the suspected fake drug and forged pharmaceutical papers.

“Investigation is on-going and efforts being intensified to arrest the other suspects still at large. All suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation,” the Police said.

– Dec. 14, 2018 @ 18:07 GMT |

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