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KES 30M counterfeit drugs seized at JKIA

18 March 2015, 12:39 Nechesa Chemoi

Nairobi - A consignment of assorted and suspected counterfeit drugs worth about KES 30 million was Tuesday impounded at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) cargo center.

The drugs were seized by inspection officers from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board and police officers at JKIA.

“After full verification of drugs which were concealed in 24 cartons that had illegally been cleared by customs without reference to PPB,” PPB said in a statement.

“The drugs were those for sex enhancing pills, hypertension, vitamins, asthma, painkillers steroids and rabies vaccines which were kept in unfavorable conditions that has destroyed their potency.”


According to PPB, the owner of the goods is the same person who had earlier been arrested for the consignment of KES 44 million and case still in Makadara court.

Also read: Nigerian nabbed with drugs worth KES2m at JKIA

The drugs are in custody of PPB.

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