How Customs, NDLEA Intercepted Container of Hard Drugs at Tin Can Port

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Operatives of the Tincan Island command of the Nigeria customs service (NCS) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)have intercepted large quantity of pharmaceutical preparations suspected to be hard drugs.

The drugs were in a 1×40 ft container with no Mscu 1751320 during routine examination.

In a statement by the Customs Command Tin Can Public Relations Officer, Mr Uche Ejesieme, the interception of the drugs was based on intelligence gathering.

The Customs command said that relying on the well established synergy, the NDLEA acting on intelligence, notified the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Abdullah Musa of their strong suspicion that the said container was laden with concealed hard drugs.

Following the development, the customs Area Controller directed that the container be transferred to the Enforcement unit of the command on the 6th of September 2021 where a 100% physical examination was carried and which revealed the drugs.
Among the drugs were |”1,506 cartons of BARCADINE CODEINE(100 bottles per carton of 100ml) each, 189 cartons of 100 pcs per carton of really extra (pain and fever tablets); 47 cartons of 6 packs of 3pcs each”.

Following this, the said container was impounded and will be handed over to the NDLEA in line with section 169 of the customs and excise management Act cap c45 laws of the federal Republic 2004 as amended.
The statement added that the renewed and strengthened partnership with sister agencies in the port has continued to yield expected results.

According to the statement, the Command will leverage on that to decimate the activities of these criminal gangs and their supply chain.


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