War against illicit drugs : Apapa Customs handover hard drugs worth over N3.7bn to NDLEA

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War against illicit drugs :
Apapa Customs hands over hard drugs worth over N3.7bn to NDLEA

* Apapa Port remains no go area for illicit trade – Says Compt Malanta

It was another spectacular seizure made by Apapa Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), as the Customs Area Controller (CAC), Compt Malanta Yusuf, handed over Tramadol tablets worth over N3.7 billion to National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The drugs seized by the Command include 150 cartons of Tramadol, containing 4,500,000 capsules of 120mg in each packet.

Speaking while handing over the seized drugs, Compt Malanta said his team will trail the syndicate behind such illegal importation and bring the culprits to book.

He stated emphatically that Apapa Command under his watch will leave no stone unturned in the war against illicit drugs smuggling through the Premier port.

More so, the CAC revealed that the seized drugs were uncovered in two terminals under Apapa Command through intelligence.

He informed that 100 cartons were uncovered in Jaelith Bonded Terminal and 50 cartons of the same brand were discovered in ESS Libra Terminal in Ikorodu, making a total of 150 cartons, as stated above.

According to him, the items were handed over to NDLEA in the spirit of inter-agency collaboration, even as he stressed that Apapa Port remains no go area for illicit trade of any kind.

Mr Ameh Inalegwu, who is the Commander of Apapa Area of NDLEA received the seized drugs after signing appropriate documents from Apapa Customs.

In his response, the NDLEA official applauded Compt Malanta for his hard work and resilience in tackling illicit trade at Apapa port.

Pictures taken when the drugs were handed over to NDLEA :

The CAC handing over the seized Tramadol :
The seized drugs

 

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