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NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by dre11(m): 6:41am On Apr 21
By: Oyeyemi Gbenga-Mustapha



The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has interrupted the nefarious activities of seven counterfeiters across the country.

Astounding was the counterfeiting of popular brands including Moet and Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, 501 Brandy, Red Label (Johnny Walker) Whisky, Baron De Vals Red Wine, Eagle Schnapps Dry Gin, McDowell Whisky, Jalone Cognac Wine and Pure Heaven Sparkling Drinks.

Director, Investigation and Enforcement, Barr Kingsley Ejiofor who made this known in Lagos on Thursday said the consumption of these counterfeit drinks may lead to Liver Cirrhosis, Kidney failures and cancers.

Barr Ejiofor said the NAFDAC officers who stormed Ogbaru Relief market in Onitsha, Anambra State where the activities were being carried out also discovered a container load of fake holograms, labels and packaging materials of the counterfeited brands.These drinks were produced by manual mixing in plastic buckets and filled into bottles under very unhygienic conditions within the market premises.

These drinks were produced by manual mixing in plastic buckets and filled into bottles under very unhygienic conditions within the market premises.

Six suspects have been arrested and interrogated. They are: Ada Ikeobi (a nursing mother), Chikezie Ogaejiofor, Ikechukwu Onu, Ikechukwu Nwolisa, Chinaza Okolo and Anayo Obi. Investigations is ongoing.

Giving the background on how it was done, Barr Ejiofor said following intelligence reports a team of NAFDAC Investigation and Enforcement and Federal Task Force on Counterfeit and Unwholesome Processed Foods officers stormed Ogbaru Relief Market in Onitsha, Anambra State where they discovered several shops used for the production, distribution, sale and storage of fake and counterfeit alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks of various popular brands valued at over Two Hundred Million Naira. “Tip off on the premises helped the agency to burst these notorious fakers,” he explained.

“Tip off on the premises helped the agency to burst these notorious fakers,” he explained.
Barr Ejiofor said Nigerians should continue to assist the agency by giving it useful information that can lead to putting a stop to such activities that endanger the health of all because, “sequel to a whistle blower’s report of a case of production of bitters with fake NAFDAC registration numbers, NAFDAC investigation officers made their way to a building at 11 Omotosho Crescent, Off Ewedana Street, Tollgate Ota Ogun state,” he stated.

The officers found a building- a brick wall fenced bungalow of five bedroom apartment. Two of the rooms are residential, while the other three rooms, the parlour and the kitchen are for the production of the following unregistered, deceptive (with fake NAFDAC Registration Number) and counterfeit products namely: Merry Jedi-(Plus) Bitter Cleanser, with fake NAFDAC Registration No. 08-5679. The owner of the product is

The owner of the product is Mr. Innocent Merry Iloabuchi. And Rock Well Herbal Bitter with fake NAFDAC Registration No. 01-3076. The owner of the product is Mr. Chukwudi Ogbuta. Furthermore, the products were being produced in a very dirty environment by unqualified personnel, under poor Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Empty plastic bottles, caps, cartons and sticker labels of another product – Stone Cream Liqueur were also found in the facility. The addresses on the labels of all the products are fake.

He said another was the importation of expired health drinks and examination gloves, which was a donated consignment of ninety cartons of expired gloves and five hundred and ninety-five crates of expired Smart Wellness Drink intercepted at Tincan Island Port.

Ejiofor said the company falsely declared the items as five thousand and eighty packs of medical equipment and books. All the items have been evacuated to NAFDAC Warehouse.

Barrister Ejiofor said the agency also uncovered a reprocessing of finished chemicals which was as a result of a tip-off by a patriotic Nigerian.

“A consignment of Sulphuric Acid (4 x 1000 litres) was intercepted in front of an uncompleted residential building at Agbara. It was discovered that the suspect diluted its original concentration of 99.9 percent to 50 percent and relabeled it as well. The suspect has no Chemical Permit and the facility is not licensed to carry out such sensitive and hazardous operation. It was also observed that there was no technical staff attached to the company. 3 x 1000Ltrs of the diluted Acid have been evacuated, while the remaining 1 x 1000Ltrs and the diluting facilities have been placed on “Hold”.

The agency equally seized containers and cartons of fake pharmaceuticals and medical devices at Apapa Port. Barr said the NAFDAC officers intercepted five containers (C-3748, C-3750, C-3751, C-3752, C-3749) based on Intelligence report. “And on due examination of the contents of the container declared as pharmaceutical product turned out to contain clones of known registered Nigerian brands of pharmaceutical products.The fake pharmaceutical products ranged from analgesics, anti-inflammatory, Opioid-like, anti-diarrhea, antipyretic and

The fake pharmaceutical products ranged from analgesics, anti-inflammatory, Opioid-like, anti-diarrhea, antipyretic and antitussive. In addition, 3 x 40ft containers (C-5789, C-4146, C-3934) suspected to contain unregistered and fake pharmaceuticals were also intercepted at the AP MOLLER Terminal. Furthermore, 1 x 40ft containers (ZCSU-8620163) of suspected fake pharmaceutical products falsely manifested as Electrical goods on the bill of lading was stopped by NAFDAC Officers at the TIC Terminal of Tincan Island Port, Lagos,” said Barr Ejiro.

The Agency also seized 1 X 40 FT container No: TGHU 8729300 containing unregistered Ciclex OPA test strips which expired last month. It was imported by Pacific Diagnostis Limited. Just as it seized six cartons (two packages) of unregistered Pethidine injection 100mg/2ml. This is a highly controlled injection. The consignment was intercepted by NAFDAC Officers on duty at NAFDAC-NAHCO SHED 4 at Muritala Moh’d International Airport.

Barr Ejiofor said NAFDAC is doing everything to ensure that only safe and solicited for the support of all and sundry to continue to educate their wards and family members to desist from patronising quacks and hawkers of medicines on the street.

“We further advise consumers of NAFDAC regulated products to be watchful of drug, food and other regulated products they purchase and obtain a receipt of payment for same. The general public should not hesitate to report any suspicious activities within their neighbourhood to the nearest NAFDAC office and Investigation and Enforcement Directorate, 10-15 Mobil road, Apapa, Lagos.


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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by HungerBAD: 6:44am On Apr 21
Pure evil.

These guys have no fear of God in them. What people consume?over 200 Million Naira of Adulterated products that would have made their way to the market and Nigerians would have drank and Died?

I have Decided today,For the sake of my family,to join Nnamdi Kanu so that the Biafra Republic can come in time,before these guys finish killing us.

Modified: English Hard sha. I say I dey pray make Biafra get their Country before them carry fake things kill us.

People turn am to say I be Biafra.

Na wah.

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by kingphilip(m): 6:45am On Apr 21
This is nice very nice and I wish NAFDAC the very best in trying to put an end to counterfeits in our markerts

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by ybalogs(m): 6:52am On Apr 21
People desperate to make money at the expense of people's lives. Only God can save us. Good job NAFDAC.

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by ybalogs(m): 6:54am On Apr 21
The suspects should be killed to serve as deterrents to others.

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by dingbang(m): 6:55am On Apr 21
Who is d director of nafdac sef? grin

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by Guyman02: 11:32am On Apr 21
Base on logistics, Me I only drink Zoboet and Kunuet which is very safe and healthy, with no fear of kidney failure; I dont like the taste of Moet grin

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by solid3(m): 11:33am On Apr 21
Kudos to nafdac on this.

Me I will not waste my hard earned money on these expensive drinks again, it doesn't make sense, from now on it is pami or nothing else.

Before person go go take him money buy kidney failure.

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by MrAwePresident: 11:33am On Apr 21
cheesy cheesy

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by kennygee(f): 11:34am On Apr 21
It has to be from that part of the country.

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by ephi123(f): 11:34am On Apr 21
The person who gave that tip off is truly a patriotic Nigerian; he's saved lives.

We need more of such people.

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by shininglite(m): 11:35am On Apr 21
somebody go enter shop buy moet 27000..way dem mix inside bucket for onitsha lol chai na wa


the wicked would never go unpunished

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by OjujuCalabar(m): 11:35am On Apr 21
Where are the people behind the productions?
Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by Arewa12: 11:35am On Apr 21
Dey Plenty for Island....









http://clkme.in/qUCCoA

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by Dottore: 11:35am On Apr 21
Ok
Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by davodyguy: 11:37am On Apr 21
NAFDAC can do more than waiting for Tip off.

Create a portal for us to send a text to confirm NAFDAC registration number.

I'm in the office reading this news and checked the pet bottle water with me now.

Name: Juken Water

NAFDAC REG NO: A1-1521L.

How Am I sure the water isn't fake?

I should have a means to verify the number

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by Alexander001(m): 11:37am On Apr 21
That moment when you and dad are arguing about football and he says,pogba plays better than messi. and u mistakenly replied,😐see mumu. do u remember wen ur mum said, itz football dah will kee u?

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by Nobody: 11:37am On Apr 21
Nah wah
Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by shumuel(m): 11:37am On Apr 21
It's official, no boozz for the boys this week grin

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by Bugatie(m): 11:38am On Apr 21
The love for quick money and Misapplied ingenuity....

Why not do your own brewing and give any name you want

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by davodyguy: 11:39am On Apr 21
Arewa12:
Dey Plenty for Island....

Go to Apongbon, over 50% of 'foreign wines are from the east. Fake and poisonous. These things cause cancer and terminates lives easily.

I'm wondering why some human beings would choose to be wicked towards other mortals, as long as it makes them smile to the banks.


Arewa12:

That is true Apongbon na Danger zone.... I bought Fruit wines Veleta nd Chamdor Wines..... Even Hennessy for my broda introduction
they were all fake. I was embrassed @ how my broda friend yabi him dat he bought fake drinks for dem



http://clkme.in/qUCCoA


Yes you have to be.

My uncle that did so much in my life also embarrassed me, when I went to Jankara Market and bought a C Way Water dispenser that turned out to be fake for his daughter as wedding gift

Lesson I learned was that you can mistakenly buy fake item for personal use, but never as gift.

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by girlhaley(f): 11:40am On Apr 21
Some people are just heartless

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by oyienootieno: 11:40am On Apr 21
ybalogs:
The suspects should be killed to serve as deterrents to others.

Will that solve the problem? It is boldly written in Maylasia, China and Indonesia that death penalty awaits drug peddling, but Nigerians still engage in it.

I think a life sentence is better, so they live a horrible life till they die.

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by Amoto94(m): 11:40am On Apr 21
This is pure evil, wickedness and savagery.
Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by gurnam: 11:40am On Apr 21
These stupid Biafrans will kill us finish in Nigeria with dangerous and fake products.
They are killing Asians and Nigerians
Buhari, please listen to these people and grant them their desire before they finish killing Nigerians

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by calberian: 11:40am On Apr 21
I can see NCAN players in a single line, marching out of their dressing room already.

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Re: NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others by smartty68(m): 11:41am On Apr 21
My Igbo brothers are developers and the development began more than decades ago or even more. Na now NAFDAC wakeup. One Nigeria..

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