The NAFDAC Chief co-ordinator in Enugu, Mr. Ikechukwu Okoye, made this known to the Newsmen that on Monday, a man suspected to be in possession of 10,000 labels of assorted drinks had been arrested.
Okoye said that the suspect was arrested following information from members of the public. He said that the suspect operated an illegal distillery at No. 1, Ugbaike Road, Obollo Afor in Udenu Local Government Area where he allegedly made drinks and sold to unsuspecting members of the public.
He said the labels had fake NAFDAC numbers and batch numbers, adding that what gave the suspect out was that he used a fake address which was not specific.
The suspect, who pleaded for mercy, said that he had planned to raise money from the business before going to NAFDAC to register the drinks. He said that he had earlier worked in a registered distillery where he learnt the trade.