Customs intercepts tramadol worth N1.4bn hidden in diapers

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command intercepted some items suspected to be tramadol capsules concealed with packaged jumbo size adult diapers in a container.

The items which have a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1.4 billion, were concealed in a container with the number MRKU 9090415.

Hussain Abdulahi, Customs Public Relations Officer said the Area Controller, Bello Jibo said the container was handed over to the Command on November 15 by the Republic of Benin Authorities under transit to Nigeria.

The statement read;

“On the Dec. 20, Seme Customs Service invited other security agencies and stakeholders to witness the examination of the said container.

“The items discovered during 100 per cent examination are 200 packages of adult diapers, 100 cartoons of Gabadol 120mg suspected to be tramadol equivalent to 360kg.

“The diapers were smartly arranged at the front of the container while the drugs were was the back.

“I directed that samples be taken out officially and handed over to National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to ascertain and confirm the drugs.”

 

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