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    NAFDAC Confiscates Prohibited Agrochemicals Worth N20m from Markets in Sokoto

    NAFDAC has confiscated approximately N20 million worth of prohibited agrochemicals from markets in Sokoto.

    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated counterfeit, substandard, and banned products valued at over N20 million during a significant operation conducted in major markets across Sokoto, including Old Market, Kara Market, and Central Market.

    The operation conducted by the Investigation and Enforcement/Federal Task Force on Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals and Adulterated Processed Foods resulted in the apprehension of four individuals suspected of engaging in illicit activities.

    During a thorough inspection of seventeen retail establishments, multiple cartons of Endocoton Super were seized due to the presence of the prohibited substance Paraquat.

    Paraquat is a highly hazardous herbicide that poses substantial health and environmental risks.

    Furthermore, the raid led to the confiscation of 2,096 cartons of SF MOE Soap and 223 cartons of SF Oxxo Purest Soap.

    Several unregistered herbal preparations with sexually suggestive imagery, posing a significant public health risk, were also removed.

    As per the NAFDAC, the apprehended individuals are currently undergoing investigation. The confiscated products will be processed in accordance with the established regulations for substandard and falsified products.

    NAFDAC reiterated its prohibition on Paraquat agrochemicals and pledged to enforce this prohibition stringently.

    The Agency kindly requests the public to promptly report any suspicious activities or products to the nearest NAFDAC office. This cooperation is crucial in our collective efforts to combat the distribution of potentially hazardous and illicit products.

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