Customs Begins Destruction Of 96 Containers of N12.8 Billion Worth of Drugs In Lagos

Ndlea nigeria Customs Service Lagos news
Illicit drugs being destroyed by Customs
The Nigeria Customs Service has begun the destruction of seized 96 containers of illicit, prohibited and expired pharmaceutical products.

The destruction which is taking place at the Epe dump site, Lagos is supervised by ACG Enforcement, Inspection and Investigation, Adonye Dappa-Williams

The products include Tramadol tablets, Codeine cough syrup, Diclofenac tablets and injections, Pramo sex, Yagra tablets, Black cobra tablets, and Sildenafil citrate tablets.

Others are Chakapain extra tablets, Mebendazole tablets, Royal chest lung tablets, Dr. Ibramol tablets, Omeprazole capsule, Cotrimaxazole tablets, Diavita loperaminde capsules, Diarrhea stop and Chlorphanamene malfate capsules.

The ACG noted that the items have all been condemned by courts of competent jurisdiction and also emphasized the harmful effects of the illicit items on society.

He said, "The aforementioned items have all been condemned by courts of competent jurisdiction with a duty paid value of Twelve Billion, Eight Hundred and Ninety-five Million, Five Hundred and Seventy-One Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty-Eight Naira (N12, 895, 571, 288.00).

"As you all know, the harmful effects of these illicit items on our society cannot be overemphasized as it has destroyed countless lives of our youths, families and led to an upsurge in crime in our society.

"Through this destruction, we are discouraging the importation and consumption of these items".

He appreciated sister Agencies for their continuous collaboration and extended gratitude to the Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) CFR for his purposeful leadership.

"Let me also use this opportunity to thank our sister Agencies for their continuous collaboration and synergy in achieving this giant stride.

"Finally, our gratitude goes to the Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hammed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) CFR whose purposeful leadership enabled us to achieve these feats," he concluded.

Category: World-News
Tag: Ndlea Lagos news
Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 6/16/2023 11:58:12 AM

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