The federal operation unit (A), Zone C of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has intercepted tramadol and different banned objects value N100 million in three months.
In a press assertion by the general public relations officer of the unit, Jerry Attah, the banned substance had been intercepted in Enugu State between April – June, 2021.
In accordance with him, 5 suspects had been arrested in connection to the seizures which embrace; 45 rolls containing 4,500 sachets of 225mg of royal model of tramadol, 210 luggage of 50kg overseas parboiled rice and 18 parcels of indian hemp.
Others are; 19,725 sachets of dizapam pill, 98 bales of used clothes, 220 cartons of overseas tomatoes paste, 12 cartons of overseas Johnson cleaning soap, 240 items of used tyres, 668 pairs of used footwear, amongst others largely intercepted alongside Okada-Benin/Lagos expressway.
Within the assertion, Attah stated the customs space controller, Compt. Yusuf Lawal charged officers of the command to maintain the anti-smuggling operations by ensuring all income leakages are blocked.
He additionally inspired them to maintain thwarting the antics of dare satan smugglers who use completely different strategies of concealment to smuggle contraband into the nation.
The CAC stated: “Although smuggling is a world phenomenon that can not be eradicated fully, i invite all arms to be on deck in order that it may very well be decreased to its barest minimal.
silience and doggedness of officers and males that led to this end result as a result of solely God is aware of what would have occurred if tramadol will get to the unsuitable hand at this attempting second because the destructive penalties cannot be over-emphasized.”