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NAFDAC seizes N20m banned Agrochemicals in Sokoto markets

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has seized over N20 million worth of substandard, falsified, and banned products in a major raid across key markets in Sokoto, including Old Market, Kara Market, and Central Market.

The operation conducted by the Investigation & Enforcement/Federal Task Force on Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods, led to the arrest of four suspects.

Seventeen shops were screened, and several cartons of Endocoton Super containing banned Paraquat were confiscated.

Paraquat is a highly toxic herbicide that poses significant health risks and environmental hazards.

Additionally, the raid resulted in the seizure of 2,096 cartons of SF MOE Soap and 223 cartons of SF Oxxo Purest Soap.

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Several unregistered herbal preparations with pornographic pictorials, posing a notable risk to public health, were also removed.

According to NAFDAC, the arrested individuals are under investigation, and that the confiscated products would be processed according to regulations for substandard and falsified products.

NAFDAC reaffirmed its ban on Paraquat agrochemicals and vowed to enforce this ban rigorously.

The Agency urged the public to report suspicious activities or products to the nearest NAFDAC office to help combat the distribution of dangerous and illegal products.

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