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Lagos police arrest two with 70 cartons of expired drugs

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Officers from the Okokomaiko Division of the Lagos State Police Command, on Saturday evening, intercepted a Volkswagen LT bus loaded with seventy cartons of expired drugs and arrested two suspects.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed this in a statement on his X handle on Sunday.According to Hundeyin, the discovery was made at 5:40 pm at Afromedia, where the officers stopped the suspicious vehicle for a search, and found seventy cartons of Feed Fine Cyproheptadine Caplets 4g, which all had an expiry date of 2016.

According to the confession of the two occupants in the bus, they were transporting the expired drugs to an individual in Alaba to change the expiry dates after which the drugs would be taken to Port Harcourt for sale.

Hundeyin wrote, “At about 5:40 pm yesterday, a patrol team from Okokomaiko Division stopped and searched a Volkswagen LT bus at Afromedia.

“Found in the bus were seventy cartons of Feed Fine Cyproheptadine Caplets 4g, all with an expiry date of 2016.“The two occupants of the vehicle, Augustine Egemoye ‘m’ aged 60, and Innocent Eremosele ‘m’ aged 35 confessed they were taking the expired drugs to somebody in Alaba who would change the expiry dates and thereafter proceeded with the drugs to Port-Harcourt to be sold.

“Suspects, drug and the vehicle are currently in custody.“Efforts are on to arrest the owner of the drugs, the individual altering expiry dates and other indicted persons.”

A similar event occurred in August 2023, when the Kano State Police Command confiscated 820 cartons of suspected fake and expired drugs at Mallam Kato Market in the Fagge Local Government Area of the state.

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