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SARS intercept truckload of fake drugs in Lagos

Officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected member of a syndicated specialized in importing fake drugs from China.

The officials recovered of a truckload of Panadol Extra and Chloramphenicol eye-drop along the Mile 2-Badagry expressway, Lagos Mainland.

The arrest was made following a tip off, which saw operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) storm the Trade Fair complex where the truck was intercepted.

The 35-year-old suspect, Hope Ikerimba, had gone to supply the medicine to a buyer with an unknown identity. In an interview with the suspect, he said: “My friend, Solomon Afoaku, owns the goods. He lives in Kano State. He called me on the phone last Thursday, that he would want me to help him supply the goods to a buyer. He said that the buyer refused to pay for the goods, saying he had to see them before he would pay.

“Someone brought the goods to me at Trade Fair, where I sell spare parts. The plan was for the buyer to come inspect the goods there and thereafter, I would follow him to the bank to ensure he paid into Solomon’s account before I release the goods to him. Immediately the man arrived to inspect the goods, SARS men came.”

Police sources revealed that moves were on to arrest the owner. spa{L��f�