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7 People Arrested By National Drug Authority Over Marketing Fake Veterinary Drugs

Uganda Police Force together with the National Drug Authority (NDA) finally intervened and left seven people in police cells after involving themselves in counterfeiting veterinary drug deals.

Among these seven people include Gideon Ntwirenabo, the Commercial Officer, Kyamuhunga town council, Richard Ahabwe, Bernadette Bonabana, Kussein Rwabwoma, Joseph Byaruhanga and Gideon Ntwirenabo. These people listed above were accused for selling fake veterinary drugs that are worthy 150 Million shillings.

Serious operations took place in the districts like Kyenjojo, Bushenyi, Mbarara, Kiruhura, Kazo, Rukungiri and more. This was done basically to avoid such illegal acts that had become a problem in the society.

The Suspects were found with 1000 liters of counterfeit tick burn, 1600 Tick Burn stickers, DD Force, empty boxes of Boom Super 1000 EC Fumigant and many other equipments.

The head of Veterinary Department National Drug Authority in Mbarara, Dr. Jeanne Muhindo said that several complaints from farmers in Kyenjojo who milk cows and eventually die over fake drugs.

The people who were caught were good at producing fake pesticides for spraying bedbugs, cockroaches and it has affected many people’s animals.

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