Damaged and excess drug cargo seized

A half container of prescription drugs has been seized by local Customs authorities after the Maldives Food and Drug Authority (MFDA) uncovered damage to products within the shipment, local media reports.

Excess levels of medication beyond those recorded on an invoice attached to the container were also seized from the shipment, which was imported to the country on November 2, 2010, according to Haveeru.

Customs officials quoted in the report said that it was to procedure to dispose of any damaged drugs being brought into the country.