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    Source: https://www.devdiscourse.com/article...aria-medicines


    Cameroon police seize huge quantity of fake anti-malaria medicines
    Devdiscourse News Desk | Yaounde | Updated: 23-06-2020 09:38 IST | Created: 23-06-2020 09:38 IST

    Cameroon police said on Monday they have seized a huge quantity of fake anti-malaria medication chloroquine and nivaquine in Douala, the commercial capital.

    Police commissioner, Richard Djonwe told reporters the operation was successfully carried out thanks to a tip-off from locals.

    He said thousands of the fake tablets were smuggled into the city from neighboring Nigeria. Those suspects caught with the drugs have been remanded in custody.

    Officials said Cameroon has seen a rise in the production and proliferation of fake chloroquine, as people rush to obtain the anti-malaria drug in the unproven belief it can prevent the infection of COVID-19.

    Last week, police seized 41 cartons of fake paracetamol in the city, according to the police...
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