Customs intercepts N92.3m tramadol at Lagos airport


Operatives of the Murtala Mohammed Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday intercepted about 1.5m tablets of tramadol valued at N92.3 million at the Lagos airport.

Addressing journalists at the command warehouse, Controller of the Command, Sambo Dangaladima said the items were seized at the SAHCO import shed.

He said although no suspect has been arrested, the items were impounded for further action.

Controller Dangaladima noted that within his five months of taking over as the area commander, the revenue figure of the command has risen to N3 billion compared with the same period last year.

He attributed the increase in revenue to massive cooperation and support from stakeholders and diligent efforts of officers.

The Controller equally called on all officers of the command as well as stakeholders to collectively work together to fight smugglers for the overall good of the country.

“We don’t have any other country than this country. Anywhere you go, you are a second citizen, so we have to sit down and do the right thing no matter what it takes.

“Now we are following the procedures, let us try as much as possible and identify our customers. Let us know who we are clearing cargo for and what he is bringing into our country,” he said.


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