Latest Metro

Customs officials seize tramadol, other contraband drugs worth N5bn at Eid-el-Kabir

Three FUTO students die after allegedly overdosing on tramadol, codeine

Men of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have intercepted 21 contraband drugs including tramadol valued at over N5 billion during the sallah celebration.

The National Public Relations Officer (NPRO) of the agency, Assistant Comptroller Joseph Attah, who confirmed this on Friday said the drugs were intercepted when its smugglers attempted to move them from Lagos to other parts of the country during the last the Eid-el-Kabir.

He added that the warehouse where the drugs were stocked was immediately sealed with a detachment of well armed officers to guard the place.

”On Aug. 13, at about 2 am, operatives of the Headquarters Strike Force Zone A intercepted a truck laden with dreaded codeine, tramadol and other controlled pain killers along Maryland, Ikeja road.

Read also: OGUN: Police rescue 3 persons kidnapped on Eid-el-Kabir

“The intercepted trailer contains illicit drugs and was immediately brought to the attention of the team leader of the force, Assist. Comptroller of Customs Usman Yahya, who deepened preliminary investigation that led to the discovery of a warehouse along Oshodi-Mile 2 road.

“The warehouse was stocked with tramadol, codeine and other unregistered pharmaceutical products without the National Agency for Foods Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) number,” Attah said.

 

Ripples Nigeria

We are an online newspaper, very passionate about Nigerian politics, business and their leaders. We dig deeper, without borders and without fears.
www.ripplesnigeria.com

Join the conversation

Opinions

About the author

Ripples Nigeria

We are an online newspaper, very passionate about Nigerian politics, business and their leaders. We dig deeper, without borders and without fears.
www.ripplesnigeria.com

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!