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NDA BREAKS RACKET SELLING DEADLY DRUGS

By Mulengera Reporter

National Drug Authority (NDA) has cracked down on a group of veterinary dealers who have been selling unapproved drugs, including Tick Burn.

The drug-monitoring agency swung it action after a farmer complained he had lost his cows after using the Tick Burn spray.

The latest operation took place in South western and western regions where suspects were cracked upon for falsifying by relabelling pesticides/fumigants in Mbarara and Bushenyi

An assessment by the NDA team confirmed the spray was the cause of the cow’s death. The drug has serious side effects to both animals and humans, said experts at the agency.  Besides, they added, the spray was not registered with NDA.

NDA took their surveillance operations in 10 districts, including Kyenjojo, Bushenyi, Mbarara and Kiruhura. Other districts included Kazo, Ntungamo, Rukungiri and Kampala.

In their operations, the agency sought to find the dealers behind unapproved drugs.

As a result, this investigation led to the arrest of seven people, including an employee of Pearl Diary who has been distributing Tick Burn to farmers. Items recovered include 127 bottles of Tick Burn spray, and 10 bottles of DD Force.

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