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Customs FOU ‘A’ intercepts truck carrying 600 cartons of codeine syrup

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal
Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ Lagos has announced its interception of a truckload of
codeine syrup worth about N240 million.

Conducting newsmen round the
seizures made, the Customs Area Controller(CAC) Aliyu Mohammed, said the banned
items were coming from one of the border areas, though its destination was yet

The truck, with registration number:
LSR 944 XF, was carrying 600 cartons of the syrup and was intercepted along the
Mile 2-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos.
The CAC, however, said that the
truck driver fled the scene when he sighted the customs patrol team.
He said: “We will not stop to
intercept such hard drugs. We must protect the nation from being destroyed by
these wicked people.
“Customs is not the people’s
enemies. We are only doing our job to protect both the people and the nation.
Our officers are already well equipped and motivated to arrest such items.”
Among the seized items was a Dangote
silo truck stocked with 800 bags of foreign rice smuggled through the border.
According to the CAC, the truck also
remains seized because it is a means of conveying the contraband goods.
He added that the Federal Government
would take ownership of the truck, and would be auctioned when necessary.
The FOU ‘A’ has between February and
March 2019 seized 1,000 sachets of tramadol worth N250,000 around the Sagamu
axis of Ogun State.
It has also made seizures of 13,810
of 50-kilogramme bags of rice worth N190,961,320; chest and lung tablet worth
N105,600,000 among other items, the CAC disclosed.

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