Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Yusuf, parading the drugs intercepted by his personnel, Wednesday

Customs intercepts N1.8bn tramadol imported from India, Pakistan at Lagos airport

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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said, Wednesday, its operatives stationed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos, have intercepted over 23 packs of tramadol with a street value of N1.8 billion said to have been imported from India and Pakistan.

Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Yusuf, parading the drugs intercepted by his personnel, Wednesday

Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Yusuf, who disclosed this, Wednesday, during a media briefing at the MMIA to announce the command’s first quarter activities, said the tramadol seized were above the threshold allowed by law to be imported into the country.

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He said that the drugs entered the country in 22 packs of 225mg tramadol and 12 packs of 120mg from the shed of the Nigeria Aviation Handling Company Limited and Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited.

Yusuf added that the seized drugs will be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further action.

“Through credible intelligence, the command recorded seizures of packages of pharmaceutical products that included 22 packets of 225mg of tramadol and 12 packets of 120mg of tramadol they were concealed and imported into the country through India and Pakistan.

“The above seizures were recorded based on intelligence-driven operations within the airport. The total Duty Paid Value (DPV), of the seizure stood at N1.8 billion,” Mr Yusuf said.

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