Customs at TinCan Island Port Hands Over $54,330 Tramadol Bribe Money to EFCC

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Customs at TinCan Island Port
Hands Over $54,330 Tramadol Bribe Money to EFCC

As Compt Nnadi tasks port users on continuous compliance

Photographs taken during the handing over exercise

The Customs Area Controller of TinCan Island Port Command, Compt Dera Nnadi, mni has reiterated zero compromise for corruption stance of the Comptroller General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, MFR

Compt Nnadi said this when he handed over $54,330 bribe money to Lagos Zonal Commander of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) , Mr. Michael Wetkas.

The Tramadol tablets were falsely declared as electrical appliances valued at over N856m, with a view to concealing them while the cash was offered to compromise the Customs officers.

The Area Controller said the act is in clear violation of Section 233 of Nigeria Customs Service Act 2023. He commended the officers who stood their grounds to work ethically and lawfully in the interest of national security

He further called for continuous compliance on the part of port users and reminded them that the NCS with the collaboration of sister agencies like EFCC will continue to frustrate criminal activities in the port

Compt Nnadi thanked Comptroller Oloyede, who under his watch, this seizure was achieved and described him as a good example of the NCS.

He said the two suspects arrested in connection with the two containers are currently being investigated by the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control for possible prosecution.

Mr. Michael Wekas while taking over the cash, described the feat as a victory for the country and to all the security agencies. He specifically celebrated the officers of the NCS that achieved it.

Wetkas also lauded CGC Adeniyi for the letter of commendation in appreciation of the six Customs officers, who refused to bow to pressure and inducement from the owners of the illicit drugs.

He promised continuous collaboration with EFCC, NCS and sister agencies. According to him, the era of working without collaboration is gone, as the agencies now work closer

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