Customs destroys Tramadol, expired drugs worth N102.4m

*Comptroller general of NCS, Col. Hameed Ali

In a determined effort to rid the country of dangerous and illicit drugs, the Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), in Badagry, Lagos State, has destroyed expired and seized medicament valued N102.4 million its warehouse.

The command’s spokesperson, Mr. Saidu Abdullahi, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday, said the destruction was supervised by the director general of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, and the area controller, Mr. Mohammed Aliyu.

He said drugs destroyed included tramadol caps and tabs, codeine, diazepam tabs, analgen injection, medik 5, paracetamol with caffeine, Dexamethasone tabs.

Others were expired rice, fertilisers and food seasonings.

The area controller said the destruction was in compliance with the service extant law.

“The destruction of these items are in compliance with the policies of the federal government and we are determined to get rid of dangerous and illicit drugs coming through the border.

“We will keep on strengthening the synergy with sister agencies so as to ensure that our borders remain safe in all departments,” Aliyu said.

He warned drug traffickers to desist from smuggling and noted that the enforcement team would track them.



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