A patent medicine seller in Kaduna state has been apprehended over possession of over 1500 carton of expired drugs.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kaduna State Command has paraded a suspected fake drug dealer, Uche Chinyere.
The Command said the suspect was in possession of expired tramadol drugs worth over 13 million naira.
The state commander, Samuel Azige said the suspect was arrested in possession of 1544 cartoons of expired tramadol drugs since 2014 and each cartoon cost N9060.
Azige said the suspect was not just arrested because the drugs were expired but that the drug will increase crime activities in the state.
"The suspect has been in the business for long. He told us he expended over N12million on the drugs. The most disturbing aspect is that the drugs are expired since 2014 but he is still stocking them and selling them which is dangerous” Azige said.
During interrogation, Uche Chinyere claimed to be a patent medicine dealer. He admitted that the drugs were expired and that he has been planning to contact the NDLEA and NAFDAC to dispose them before his arrest.