LATEST: Customs Seize N7.3bn Tramadol Imported From India
Hard drugs known to be Tramadol worth billions of naira have been intercepted by security operatives at the port after being smuggled from India.
The Nigeria Customs Service says it has intercepted forty 40-foot containers loaded with tramadol and other dangerous drugs from India worth N7, 318,978,065.00.
The Comptroller- General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (retd), said on Thursday that three suspects, including Customs officers who cleared the containers had been arrested for further investigation.
Ali also disclosed that NCS officers equally intercepted a helicopter and an aircraft from the United States of America over failure to provide end-user certificate and other documents.
He said, “The service is not only making concerted efforts to ensure that only maximum revenue is collected, but also to safeguard the security and wellbeing of the citizenry.
“We are all aware of the dangers that the deliberate non-compliance to import and export procedures pose to our nation as importers bring in all manner of items which put the security and health of the nation at great risk.
“Terrorists, kidnappers and other criminal elements get hold of these goods such as controlled drugs to perpetrate their heinous activities.