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Apapa Customs intercepts Tramadol in food flasks

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Segun OladipupoThe Apapa command of.the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday said its operatives intercepted 55 cartons of Tramadol concealed in food flask at the AP Moller Terminal (APMT) in Lagos Port Complex.The items found in a 1×20 feet container with number SUD7538656, was declared as cooking appliances, measuring/checking instrument and furnace burners to evade arrest.In a press statement signed by Yusuf Malanta, the Customs Area Controller of the command, the said container was positioned, opened and jointly examined with relevant agencies and found to contain 55 cartons of Tramadol concealed in food flasks.“Each carton of tramadol contains 50 rolls, each roll contains 10 packs, and each pack contains 10 sachets. “For the avoidance of doubt, our action of impounding this container is in line with the provisions of sections 46 & 47 of Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA) Cap 45, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004,” the Controller explained. Comptroller Malanta called on all stakeholders within the maritime in the trade supply chain to always abide by the extant rules.“It is pertinent to reiterate our resilience in ensuring that the importation of such illicit hard drugs are detected, seized and handed over to the appropriate agency for further regulatory action. “Furthermore, I would like to use this medium to advise importers/agents to acquaint themselves with import/export prohibition guidelines to safeguard the nation’s economy and security,” he submitted.

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