Seme Customs intercept buses with amphetamine syrup, tramadol worth N6million
*Warns against health hazards of drugs smuggling
B y Udeme Clement:
Few weeks after Seme Command of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, seized petroleum products, foreign rice and used clothes smuggled into the country through the border area, the Command has again intercepted two buses loaded with large quantities of amphetamine syrup and tramadol.
The Customs Area Controller, CAC, of the Command, DC Dalha Wada disclosed this to reporters at the Command.
He further revealed that the two mini-buses are owned by Chisco Nigeria Limited, a known transport company, doing business in Nigeria.
The CAC who warned against the health hazards of smuggling drugs into the country said the two buses were intercepted with large quantities of amphetamine syrup through intelligence.
He informed, “The buses carried up to 13 and 29 cartons each, with monetary value of over N6million and without registration number from National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC.
“Such drugs without registration number from the appropriate authority constitutes serious danger to the health of Nigerians. People should beware of the health hazards of such drugs”.
DC Wada, who is in Acting capacity said, “Our men are alert 24 hours to thwart the activities of these unpatriotic individuals.
More so, other items seized by the Command include 24,710 litres of petrol, 1113 bags of rice, 188 cartons of poultry products, 105 textile materials, 22 vehicles, 84 sacks of used clothes and shoes.