Drug abuse: Banned injection worth millions confiscated in Kano

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Kano/Jigawa Area Command, has confiscated hundreds of millions of Naira worth Analgin injection banned for the last 15 years in Kano State.

While displaying the confiscated medical injections, the Customs Area Command Controller, Nasir Ahmad said the drugs if allowed to enter into Kano markets would cause serious health hazards that might even result to deaths.

The Customs officer, who was flanked by the State Director of NAFDAC, Shaba Muhammad, said the banned Analgin injection was packed in 99 cartons of 19 pack of 500ml, which is valued at hundreds of millions of Naira.

The NAFDAC Director, Muhammad Shaba explained that the analgin injection is capable of causing kidney and liver failures.

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He said many people now use the injection as another form of drug addiction which makes it very costly in town, more so that it was completely banned since 2004 which is 15 years ago.

The NAFDAC boss added that because of the fear that banned drugs including the Analgin injection might be in various pharmacies, a Special Task Force was appointed to comb all the markets and make sure that no banned drug is sold in Kano.

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