Customs Intercepts N92m Tramadol At Lagos Airport

Tramadol tablets.

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport,(MMIA) Lagos Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted over N92 million worth of tramadol tablets smuggled into the country by yet-to-be-identified persons.

The command said the illicit drug which was carefully arranged in 35 cartons was intercepted at SAHCO Import Shed at Ikeja airport, Lagos.

The Customs Area Controller of MMIA Command, Comptroller Sambo Dangaladima, who displayed the seized items before newsmen, said the discovery was made during the outward clearance of imported cargo at SAHCO shed.

 Dangaladima put the Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the drugs at N92,2million.

The Comptroller explained that each carton of the illicit drug contained 50,000 tablets, and that multiplied by a total of 35 cartoons were intercepted totaling 1.5 million tablets.

He explained that the interception was made, through intelligence got from the Customs International Organisation (CIO),which alerted the Lagos Command of the movement of the consignment .

Dangaladima explained that the cargo was immediately quarantined when it landed. Subsequently, other relevant authorities were informed for appropriate actions.

No arrest has however been made yet.

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