The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in collaboration with the Attorneys General Alliance (AGA) Africa and the Ghana Police Service-CID, have seized unregistered drugs and body enhancement products from peddlers at the Madina Market in Accra.
The joint intelligence-led operation which also involved the Ghana Revenue Authority-Customs Division, the Attorney General’s Department, National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) and Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) led to the arrest of the peddlers.
The arrest was carried out on Friday, 19 November, 2021, was part of a three-day training workshop on the effective prosecution of regulatory crime.
The FDA, in a statement signed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Delese Mimi Darko, urged the consuming public to stop patronising the substandard medicinal products since they are not duly registered by the Authority and, therefore, their safety, quality and efficacy cannot be guaranteed.
The intelligence-led operation forms part of the FDA’s efforts to protect the health and safety of consumers and will be replicated across all markets in the country in the coming days to ensure that unregistered products are removed from the Ghanaian market.