The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepted and seized 23 packets of tramadol worth N1.8 billion that were brought into the country from India and Pakistan.
The Command also said that it earned N21.4 billion in income between January and March of 2023.
During a press briefing at the Lagos airport to highlight the command’s activities in the first quarter, Compt. Mohammed Yusuf, the command’s Customs Area Controller (CAC), stated that the tramadol recovered exceeded the legal limit for importation into the country.
He claimed that the pills were brought into the country in 22 packs of 225mg tramadol and 12 packages of 120mg from the Nigeria Aviation Handling Company Limited and Skyway.Limited Aviation Handling Company.
Yusuf went on to say that the substances seized would be turned over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further action.
“Through credible intelligence, the command recorded seizures of packages of pharmaceutical products containing 22 packets of 225mg tramadol and 12 packets of 120mg tramadol that were concealed and imported into the country through India and Pakistan,” he said.
“The above seizures were recorded as a result of intelligence-driven airport operations.” The seizure’s total Duty Paid Value (DPV) was N1.8 billion.”
“In the spirit of inter-agency collaboration, the Tramadol tablets in our custody have been scheduled for handover to the commander of Narcotics, MMA, command of NDLEA.” This will strengthen our collaboration even further.shielding our youths from the use of hazardous substances which could damage their lives and the environment. We will step up our efforts to make our communities a safer place for all of us to live.”