13 containers of Tramadol and Bleaching Creams have been intercepted by the Nigerian Customs Service, few days after tramadol worth N7.3bn was intercepted by the agency in Apapa.
Parading the seized items in Lagos yesterday, the Deputy Comptroller, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, Mr. Augustine Chidi who represented Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), said the 10 containers were loaded with Tramadol, Ciprofloxacin Capsules, Diclofenac Sodium Tablets, Soffeathe I.V Cannula, Sildencdil Citrate Tablets, while two containers were loaded with bleaching soaps and one contains bales of used clothing.
According to the Deputy Comptroller, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, majority of the consignments were imported from China, and two suspects have been arrested in connection with the consignment. Augustine Chidi who warned importers to desist from bringing in illicit drugs, as it affects the health of the youth and tease them into criminal acts, stated that the arrested suspects linked to the 13 containers of Tramadol and Bleaching Creams would be made to face the wrath of the law.
“The Service reiterates its concerns for the health and security of Nigerians and one would better imagine the devastating effect on the life of our youths if these quantities of unwholesome drugs had found their way into the market. Not only will it lead to increased insecurity, but will also impact negatively on the health of our youths,” he added.