The Apapa Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Department of State Service (DSS), have uncovered and seized Captagon Pills, hard drugs concealed inside cylinder of an imported machine in Apapa Port, Lagos.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO), of Apapa Command, DSC A. Usman, made this known.
He said, the discovery made in a joint operation by the three Agencies lasted for about a week, following intelligence and painstaking dismantling of the machine involved, deploying service personnel and sniffer dogs
Also, security sources at the port said the seizure is a fallout of renewed synergy and cooperation aimed at curbing any form of port related lawlessness.
Comptroller Malanta Ibrahim Yusuf, Area Controller of Apapa Command, Mr Samuel Bashir Gadzama , Commander of NDLEA in Apapa and Officer in charge of the DSS, at the port were said to be at the forefront of the week long operation.
Thus, further dismantling of cylinders in machine is on-going. The operation, which involved heads of the three services will be sustained in the fight against all forms of smuggling and infractions.
More so, one suspect in connection with the seizure was arrested, while further examination and counting are on-going before more details will be unveiled.
The long-term use of drug leads to remarkable side effects. The most common of them are extreme depression, lethargy, sleep deprivation (insomnia), occasional palpitation, heart, blood vessel toxicity and malnutrition .
It has been linked as one of the most notorious stimulants being taken by insurgents.