N5b Worth Of Tramadol Seized In Lagos.

N5b Worth Of Tramadol Seized In Lagos.

N5b worth of tramadol seized in Lagos
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A truck-load of the banned drug, tramadol and others illicit drugs worth N5 billion have been intercepted by the Nigerian Customs Service in Lagos.
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The spokesman for the service, Joseph Attah, said the smugglers believed that festive period was a time of merriment and less vigilance, “but our officers intercepted the illicit drugs as the smugglers attempted to move it from Lagos to other parts of the country’’.
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“On Aug. 13, at about 2 a.m, operatives of the Headquarters Strike Force Zone A intercepted a truck laden with dreaded codeine, tramadol and other controlled pain killers along Maryland, Ikeja road.
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The team leader of the force, Assist. Comptroller of Customs Usman Yahya, deepened preliminary investigation that led to the discovery of a warehouse along Oshodi-Mile 2 road.
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The warehouse was stocked with tramadol, codeine and other unregistered pharmaceutical products without the National Agency for Foods Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) number,” Attah said.
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Attah said the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), had already directed a thorough investigation with a view to bringing all those connected to the drugs to justice.