Kano State Taskforce on Fake and Counterfeit Drugs and Unwholesome Processing Foods , Miscellaneous Committee , under the State Ministry of Health, on Saturday , seized 147 cartons of fake and expired drugs , concealed in an uncompleted building.
Briefing newsmen on the seizure , Saturday morning , the state Commissioner for Health, Dr . Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, said the illicit drugs valued at hundreds of millions of naira were concealed in about 147 cartoons.
He said the expired drugs were stored in an uncompleted house , located at Unguwar Dabai in Dala Local Government Area of the state.
He said , “The committee got a tip – off from a good Samaritan, who briefed them about the drug syndicate and unusual movements within the area by unknown persons , which captured the attention of people in the area . ”
The Commissioner , represented by the Director , Pharmaceutical Services of the Hospital Management Board , Ghali Sule , restated the government ’ s determination to sanitize the state of fake , illicit drugs and drug abuse syndrome, lamenting that it has negatively affected the youth and women.
He explained that part of the major reforms being carried out by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’ s administration in curbing rampant users and abuse of fake drugs in the state is the planned relocation of Sabon Gari drugs market to its permanent site at Dangauro in Kumbotso Local Government Area .