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Customs intercepts tramadol, other contraband worth over N99m

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’ Owerri said it intercepted tramadol and other contraband goods with a duty paid value (DPV) of N99,820 million from April to June 2021.

The Unit also disclosed that five suspects were arrested in connection to the seized items.

The seized contraband include 45 rolls containing 4,500 sachets of 225mg of royal brand of tramadol, 210 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice, 18 parcels of Indian Hemp, 19, 725 sachets of diazepam tablet, 98 bales of used clothing, 220 cartons of foreign tomatoes paste, 12 cartons of foreign Johnson soap, 240 pieces of used tyres, 668 pairs of used shoes, among others mostly intercepted along Okada-Benin/Lagos expressway.

Comptroller Yusuf Lawal commended his officers and men for their dedication to duty, just as he appealed to good-spirited members of the society for their cooperation against smuggling.

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