By Chinonye Anyatonwu
Apapa Area ‘1’ Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS) has seized yet another 55 cartons of Tramadol concealed in a 20ft container at APM Terminals in Apapa Port, Lagos.
In a statement issued by the command Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Malanta Ibrahim Yusuf, said the container was intercepted by officers and men of the command on 21 July, 2022.
He noted that the container with number SUDU-753656 manifested as 272 cartons of stainless steel hotpot but was captured and declared as cooking appliances, measuring/checking instrument and furnace burner to evade arrest.
Comptroller Yusuf said that after joint examination by all security agencies, the container was found to have contained 55 cartons of Tramadol concealed in food flasks.
He added that each carton of Tramadol contains 50 rolls, each roll contains 10 packs, and each pack contains 10 sachets. He maintained that the seizure was in line with the Customs and Excise Management Act.
Compt. Yusuf however, advised importers and other stakeholders in import chain to adhere to the import and export rules to protect the nations economy and security.
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