Illegally Stored Medicines Seized from Two Locations in Addis

ADDIS ABABA – Police have captured a large quantity of illegally stored drugs and medical supplies in two separate locations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Food and Drug Authority announced on Friday.

The authority in collaboration with the federal police and Customs Commission has been conducting a month-long investigation into an illegal trade in pharmaceuticals case in the capital.

The investigation led to the capture of “a large quantity of illegally stored medicines and medical supplies in two sub-cities,” Heran Gerba, Director general of the Authority, told Ethiopian News Agency.

Stolen TB and HIV / AIDS test kits were among the medical supplies captured during the search conducted in a privately-owned home located around ‘Pastor square’ of Addis Ketema Sub-City and a warehouse owned by a private drug distribution firm located at ‘Arat Menta’ area of Yeka Sub-City, according to the Authority.

The Authority said suspects linked with the case have also been arrested, and added the outcomes of the investigation including their amount and other information will be made public soon.