Massive Drug Bust at Lagos Airport: Tramadol Worth N1.8bn Seized by Nigeria Customs
The Nigeria Customs Service at Murtala Muhammed Airport Command in Lagos has seized 23 packages of tramadol worth N1.8 billion between January and March. The pharmaceutical products were imported from India and Pakistan. The seizures included 22 packets of tramadol (225mg) and 12 packets of tramadol (120mg) tablets. The operations were intelligence-driven, and the tramadol tablets will be handed over to the Commander of Narcotics at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Command of the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further action. The Customs Area Comptroller emphasized the importance of inter-departmental cooperation to protect the youth from harmful substances. The command also recorded N100.93 billion worth of goods exported during the same period, including non-commercial and commercial foods. Revenue generated by the command amounted to N21.4 billion, showing a 21.97% increase compared to the previous year. The command expressed gratitude to stakeholders and emphasized their commitment to working together to advance the nation. They also appreciated the support of the Comptroller General of Customs and his management team.