NAFDAC uncovers factory were fake bottled water is being produced in Port Harcourt

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has discovered a counterfeit bottled water operation in Port Harcourt, aimed at replicating the popular Eva water brand.

This was disclosed by the NAFDAC in a post on its X handle on Thursday, March 28.

Part of the post reads: “NAFDAC has uncovered a counterfeit bottled water operation in Port Harcourt, targeting the popular brand Eva water.

“Acting on a tipoff, officials raided a dilapidated shop on Pipe Line Road, Eneka, disguised as a pool house, where suspects were found producing the fake water.

“The operation revealed a disturbing process – used Eva plastic bottles were refilled with contaminated water drawn from a paint bucket, filtered through a dirty rubber funnel covered with cloth. Counterfeit Eva labels were then applied to the bottles, corked with fake Eva corks.

“One suspect, Chibunna James, was apprehended while loading the adulterated water for distribution, while the mastermind remains at large.

“The seized products were confiscated and evacuated to the NAFDAC office for further investigation.”

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