Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said on Friday that it intercepted another 13 containers of Tramadol at the Tin-Can Island Port in Lagos.
The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, disclosed this to journalists in Lagos, adding that the seizure had a Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N3,13 billion.
This is coming barely 24 hours after Ali announced the seizure of 40 containers with Tramadol, with a duty paid value of N7.3 billion at Apapa port.
Ali, who was represented at the media briefing by the Deputy Comptroller General in charge of Enforcement, Austin Chidi, 10 of the 40ft containers contained tramadol, Ciprofloxacin capsules, Diclofenac Sodium tablets, Soffeathe, IV Cannula, Sidenfil Citrate tablets; one 40ft container had bleaching soaps; and two other containers of second-hand clothes.
“It is pertinent to note that two of the containers had earlier been handed over to National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Oct. 11 and Oct. 20.
“A container of tramadol was also handed over to National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on the Nov. 2.
“The service wishes to reiterate its concern for the health and security of Nigerians and would better imagine the devastating effect on the lives of our youths if this quantity of unwholesome drugs had found their way into the markets.
“Such goods could not only lead to increased insecurity but will impact negative on health of our youths.
“We want to re-assure the nation that Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) will not renege on its mandate irrespective of its circumstances,” Ali said.
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