Mr Olisa Okeke, the Abia Coordinator of NAFDAC, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said that the arrested men relabelled the beverages with new expiry dates.
Okeke said a joint team from Lagos and Abia offices led by Mr Emeka Onwuasonya arrested the men at Eziukwu market on Monday.
The coordinator said that the suspects were caught revalidating drinks in cans and dairy products at the time of the arrests.
He said that the men had been moved to Lagos for further investigation and prosecution.
Okeke said it was unfair for people to fake or revalidate products, knowing it was harmful to the body.
According to him, NAFDAC has devised new means of tackling the menace and would not relent in its efforts to check the perpetrators.
He urged operators in the market to desist from attacking officials on lawful duty.
“About four weeks ago, some dealers in the market assaulted the agency staff during a raid of the market.
“They injured one of the NAFDAC officials in the shoulder and the other in the head with stones and also damaged one of the agency’s vehicle during the operation,” he said. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>