Fake drugs trade thrives in S. Leone due to porous borders
Sierra Leone’s porous borders are said to be one of the main factors responsible for the influx of counterfeit drugs into the country and the proliferation on the market.
The country shares boundaries with Liberia and Guinea and large amounts of fake drugs are said to be among goods allegedly coming into the country from the neighbouring countries.
Most sierra Leonean traders buy goods from these two countries through the land border, apart from those coming through the sea port or airport.
Sierra Leone’s borders are porous, consisting of some 52 crossing points, most of which are unmanned, making it easy for goods or people to enter the country without notice.
WADR's Freetown correspondent Mohamed Konneh has been monitoring the situation and he now reports.
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