Ahead of the forthcoming general elections in February and March 2023, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday announced the interception of a large amount of military and police hardware.
NEWS BREAK reports that the security agency also seized Tramadol worth N13 billion at the cargo section of the domestic wing of the Lagos Airport.
In a press briefing by the Customs Area Controller of the Muritala Muhammed Airport Command (MMAC), Compt. Sambo Dangaladima, the NCS said the seized drugs consist of 162 cartons of banned Tramadol hydrochloride 225 and 250mg. It also confirmed that military and police hardware were intercepted at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO).
JUST IN: Ahead of the forthcoming general election in February 2023, the Nigeria Customs Service has announced the interception of large amount of Military and Police hardware + tramadol worth N13Billion at the cargo section of the domestic wing, Lagos Airport. pic.twitter.com/IpkFLhrJIK
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This news medium understands that the illegal drugs have been transferred to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
According to Controller Dangaladima, “These milligrams (225 and 250mg) are above allowable thresholds as contained in the extant laws.
“The hard drugs originated from India and Pakistan and they are routed through Addis-Ababa to Lagos.
“In summary, we have a total of 162 cartons/92,387 packs/929,970 sachets /9,299,700 tablets of Tramadol Hydrochloride with a DPV of N13.8billion which will be handed over to NDLEA by this Command.
“We are also handing over the suspect by name, Samson Olayiwan Tantolohun of 29 Okejide Street, Ejigbo, Lagos.
“We are very much mindful of the fact that 2023 is an election year in Nigeria, the inflow of traffic of these hard drugs that induce our youths to do extraordinary things (when taken) are bound to increase.”
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