By Muhammadu Sabiu
The Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) has reportedly seized fake drugs worth N50 million in Kano.
A spokeswoman for the agency, Nabilusi Abubakar, revealed this in a statement on Saturday in Kano.
He said, “The vehicle with plate number MMR 153 XA conveying fake drugs was apprehended on Friday night around 9:00 p.m. at Murtala Muhammed Way.
“Some of [our] personnel said they suspected the driver was carrying fake drugs.
“Immediately the driver saw the personnel, he ran away which prompted them to search the vehicle.
“The drugs alleged to be fake were analgesic (pain killers), cough syrup and malaria drugs.”
He recalled that the managing director, KAROTA, Faisal Kabir as said the agency would not allow illegal drugs to be brought into the state.
“Anyone found wanting will be seriously dealt with,” he said.
Mr. Kabir appealed to the general public to desist from buying drugs from hawkers and unregistered agents to avoid negative effects.