- Simon KiraguKenyans.co.ke
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has raided a pharmacy that had taken to manufacturing drugs at night after being closed by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
A report by the DCI on Tuesday, May 12, informed that the company had been barred from producing drugs for 12 months in March 2020 due to several violations.
The company, however, took to producing the drugs at night following the decision after which the DCI was tipped off and conducted the raid.A drug-manufacturing machine inside Mac Pharmaceutical Limited, Nairobi.File
"The director and two managers at Mac's Pharmaceuticals Ltd were today arrested by Parklands detectives following the violation of an order issued by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
"The board had barred the company from the production of drugs for a period of twelve months effective March 13, 2020.
"Acting on intelligence, the officers raided the premises situated off Shimo La Tewa Road in Nairobi, where the company was operating in contempt of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board and the Public Order on state curfew.
"Therein, normal production has been going on overnight from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. when employees are released," the DCI announced.
The DCI announced that 150 Boxes each containing 5,000 Cofrid tablets and 117 tins each with 1,000 Fenamine tablets were impounded.
The DCI also announced that all the members of staff in the facility were taken into custody and will face charges depending on the laws they breached.
"Further Khuram Chaudri (Director), Nadeem Janjua, and Kumar Upendra being Personnel and Production Managers respectively were placed in custody and to be charged accordingly.
"Further, the 19 employees found at the site during the wee hours' operation will be charged for breaching the state curfew directives," the DCI announced.Some of the drugs impounded inside the Mac Pharmaceutical Limited, Nairobi.Filedrug arrest
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