Nigeria seizes fake tramadol shipment

Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) intercepted a shipment of counterfeit tramadol on July 23, according to local newspaper The Daily Sun.

The shipment was seized at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano, and the incident comes shortly after a "massive consignment" of fake drugs, including a number of life-saving medicines, was detected in unaccompanied baggage at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

Tramadol is an opioid that is often abused by youths in Nigeria, reports the article.

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