In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, June, 2020

Customs Seizes 379 Packs Of Tramadol, Gadgets Value N56m In Kano

Customs Seizes 379 Packs Of Tramadol, Items Worth N56m In Kano


Customs Seizes 379 Packs Of Tramadol, Gadgets Value N56m In Kano

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ has seized 379 packs of 225mg tramadol alongside Kano/Kazaure highway.

Comptroller FOU of Zone B, Mustapha Sarkin-Kebb advised journalists that the gadgets apprehended included 150 cartons of veterinary medication with out NAFDAC Registration arrested alongside Jibiya axis, 816 baggage of NPK 15:15:15 fertilizer additionally alongside jibiya axis, 100 kegs of vegetable oil, 2 vans loaded with tiger nuts and dates.

Different seized gadgets had been 676 baggage of 50kg parboiled international rice and 60 bales of second-hand clothes.

Sarkin Kebbi mentioned, all of the seizures had been made inside two weeks through the lockdown.

“They’re value N56,577,500 Obligation Paid Worth (DPV)
” he mentioned.

The smugglers, he defined, had devised numerous technique of concealing their smuggled gadgets.

“We’re equally as much as the duty in busting their techniques
,” he mentioned.

“The seized parboiled international rice which was intercepted alongside Kaduna-Zaria highway had been hid inside firewood and in sacks that appear like charcoal sacks, some had been bagged in Nigeria labeled sacks,
” he mentioned.

“The driving force conveying the seized tramadol escaped into the bush upon sensing hassle.”

“All of the interception, arrest and seizures had been made by way of credible intelligence gathering, and I can let you know that smugglers at the moment are discovering it very tough to proceed their legal actions and at the moment are utilizing all manners of techniques to hold out their actions.

“Each time we bust their techniques, they gadget one other tactic, we’re not relenting in our efforts till we convey their actions to a standstill”.

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“We name on the smugglers who’re grasping, criminally-minded, and incurring numerous losses, to embrace legit enterprise as a way of livelihood,” he mentioned.


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