Illegal possession, consumption of codeine attracts prosecution – CPC

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has warned that illegal possession and consumption of codeine related drugs attracts severe sanctions. The council said in a statement that dispensing, possessing and consuming expectorants and cough syrups containing codeine and other illegal drugs was criminal and may subject offenders to apprehension, detention and prosecution. Mr Babatunde Irukera, the Director-General of CPC, issued the warning in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. The director-general said the warning was issued pursuant to Sections 2(c), (e), and (j), Consumer Protection Council Act…

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