Customs at MMAC intercepts over $181,000 Tramadol
.NAFDAC lauds Comptroller Shoboiki for intelligence sharing
By Udeme Clement
The Murtala Mohammed Area Command, MMAC, of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has recorded massive seizures of pharmaceutical products (Tramadol Capsules), estimated at a monetary value of $181.000.
This is coming only few weeks after the same Command intercepted a large quantity of military hardwares, imported into the country without appropriate documents from government.
The Customs Area Controller, CAC, of the Command, Comptroller Shoboiki Jayne (Mrs,) Phd, while handing over the seized items to National Agency for Food, Drug, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, revealed the drugs fully packed in 180 cartons.
The CAC disclosed that the Tramadol capsules were seized at Sahcol Shed by the operatives of her Command using intelligence driven technique.
Comptroller Shoboiki emphasized, “We must continue to work hard in enforcing government’s policies to protect our economy, while facilitating trade in line with global best practice. Customs under the watch of CGC Hameed Ali is intelligence driven, as such, we are well trained to carry out our statutory duties effectively”.
Receiving the drugs, the Deputy Director of NAFDAC at MMAC, Pharmacist Udoekpo Ekpo, commended Comptroller Shoboiki and her officers for their swift intervention in seizing the items, thereby preventing such large quantity of drugs from going into wrong hands.
Pharmacist Ekpo enthused, “This is a remarkable seizure. I thank the CAC of this Command and her team for being alert in intercepting these items. I also commend the MMA Command for collaborating with other agencies of government in the area of intelligence sharing. I can assure everyone that NAFDAC will carry out a thorough investigation, in order to unravel those behind the importation of these drugs”.