By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT – THE Nigerian Army in Rivers State has smashed an illegal factory producing illicit alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks within Port Harcourt Army Barracks.
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, in a statement, said the Army handed two suspects behind the illicit business to the agency.
While commending the army for helping rid the country of illicit and harmful consumables, NAFDAC in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, South-South, Mr. Cyril Monye, enjoined Nigerians to patronise authorised places for NAFDAC regulated products.
Items handed over to the agency, according to the statement, include: adulterated Elliot Rum, Squadron Dark Rum, Chelsea Dry Gin, 501, MG, Dry Gin, Hennessey, Bacchus Wine, Don Simon, Lords Dry Gin, Royal Challenge, Esplendido, Remy Martins, Red Label, Bitter Apperito, McDowell’s, Genseng Drinks.
It added that the two suspects arrested had been handed over to the police for further investigation.