The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service together with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), on Friday, arrested about 22 suspected 'fake' local aphrodisiac manufacturers in Accra and Kumasi.
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In Accra, 20 men and two women were picked up by the police around Adabraka Sahara, Kwame Nkrumah Circle and the Central Business District.
According to Citifmonline report, some of the local aphrodisiacs seized from the suspects included K. Badu Tonic Capsules and Piles Mixtures, Biegya Power, AK 47 Super Sex Medicine, Aduana Garlic Bitters, Tramadol, M2 Premium Peptide Magic Snow Vita and Super Liquid.
Mr Emmanuel Yaw Kwarteng, the Head of Herbal Department at the FDA, said the operations was part of efforts to clamp down on dealers of unwholesome products to save the lives of consumers.
One of the suspects, Samuel Owusu, was said to be a Senior High School graduate from Ejisu in the Ashanti Region.
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The SHS graduate narrated how he manufactures his products using mouth wash and Hydrogen Peroxide.
“I buy the original mouthwash from the Ernest Chemist and buy Hydrogen Peroxide, mix them together, dilute with water and put them in the bottles to sell,” Owusu confessed.
Samuel Owusu added that he had undergone a day’s course on how to manufacture the mouthwash and liquid soap which was all the training he had received to manufacture the product.
However, Mr Kwarteng said the FDA together with the Police will sustain the operation to sanitize the market.
He also called on registered herbal companies and the general public to report any suspected fake medicine on the market to the FDA.
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