Dr. Jeanne, Muhindo, the Head of Veterinary Department National Drug Authority in Mbarara, says the operation followed a complaint from a farmer in Kyenjojo whose milking cow mysteriously died following the use of fake tick burn spray.
seven people are in custody following a joint operation by the National Drug Authority-NDA
and Uganda Police Force to crackdown on counterfeit veterinary drug dealers.
suspects are Gideon Ntwirenabo, the Commercial Officer, Kyamuhunga town council,
Richard Ahabwe, Bernadette Bonabana, Kussein Rwabwoma, Joseph Byaruhanga and
suspects were found in possession of counterfeit veterinary drugs worth Shillings
150 Million. The operation
was carried in Kyenjojo, Bushenyi, Mbarara, Kiruhura, Kazo, Ntungamo and
Dr. Jeanne, Muhindo the head of Veterinary
Department National Drug Authority, Mbarara, says the operation followed a
complaint from a farmer in Kyenjojo whose milking cow mysteriously died
following the use of fake tick burn spray.
Muhindo says the culprits have been duplicating
pesticides for spraying bedbugs, cockroaches and other insects and re-package
them as acaricides for spraying animal, which they rebrand as Tick Burn.
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Muhindo said that reports show that fake drugs
are prevalent in some other districts in the country.
Dr. William Mwebembezi,
Mbarara District Veterinary Officer, says there is a huge challenge of fake
veterinary drugs across the country, which has resulted in resistant ticks and
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James Mwesigye, the Mbarara Resident District Commissioner
asked NDA to involve agricultural extension workers to help detect and report
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The Suspects were found in possession of
1000liters of counterfeit tick burn, 1600 Tick Burn stickers, DD Force, empty
boxes of Boom Super 1000 EC Fumigant and measuring caps removed from DD force
among other items.