CGC Hameed Ali Lauds Apapa Customs Controller for Drug Seizure

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  • As Compt Mallanta gets commendation letter for sterling performance

(Report by Udeme Clement):

The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Hameed Ibrahim Ali, has commended the Customs Area Controller (CAC) of Apapa Command, Comptroller Mallanta Ibrahim Yussuf, over the seizure of container No. GESU 6642430 (1×40 FT) containing 1,427 cartons of unregistered pharmaceutical products.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Command, DSC A. Usman, made this known through official press statement.

The PRO, who also applauded Comptroller Mallanta on his remarkable leadership qualities, said:
“In what he described as a sterling performance, CGC Ali praised Mallanta for exercising due diligence on interception of the banned items.”

The seized container was laden with 144 cartons of 200mg Tramadol tablets; one carton of 100mg Tramadol tablets, 958 cartons of Septran (Co-Trimoxazole), 180 cartons of CAC – 100 Plus Effervescent Tablets and 144 cartons of Oxytocin Injection.

In a commendation letter signed by Comptroller KA Olusemire, the Comptroller-General was quoted as saying: “By this act, you have demonstrated zero tolerance for corruption and other vices in line with the policy thrust of this administration.”

The letter also commended all officers of the Command for the laudable feat.

Recall that Apapa Command under the leadership of Comptroller Mallanta has made impressive performance in revenue collection, trade facilitation and anti-smuggling operations from January 2021 till date.

For instance, Apapa Command presented revenue report of N159.6billion, made in the first quarter ofJanuary to March 2021, as well as seizure of 28 containers, with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N1.9billion.

In the month of April, 2021 alone. the Command collected a whopping sum of N65.4 billion revenue for government.

Most recently, At Ijora terminal a 40ft container fully loaded with cartons of hot-pots; but concealed with Tramadol tablets was intercepted by Comptroller Mallanta and his men.

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