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Customs seize 4 Containers of Tramadol in Apapa Port



Customs seize 4 Containers of Tramadol in Apapa Port - BellaNaijaApapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted four containers loaded with prohibited Tramadol pharmaceutical products with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N110 million.

The Customs Area Comptroller (CAC), Jibrin Musa, told journalists on Monday in Lagos that the 40-foot containers were impounded between February 6 and February 7.

Musa said that the prohibited pharmaceutical products were controlled and regulated from importation into the country.

“The container No; MRSU 3637149 contained 936 cartons of tramadol Hydrochoride tablet (225MG) and 56 cartons of Collstop Chlorpheniramine Maleate Capsules (4MG). Another container No; MRKU 6196764 contained 368 cartons of tramadol capsules BP (120MG), 192 cartons of tramadol capsules (250mg) and 160 cartons of Dobumol Anagestic. Third container No, MRSU 3516384 contained 554 cartons of tramadol capsules BP (120mg), and 176 cartons of Col-cap. The forth container No MRKU 6058282 containing 200 cartons of tramadol (225mg), 330 cartons of Ibramol, 198 cartons Col-Caps (4mg) and 453 cartons of Rally Extral (50mg). The container was imported by Villa Gold Pharmacy from India,“ Musa said.

He said that a suspect was apprehended along with the seizure and had been granted administrative bail while investigation was ongoing.

According to the Apapa Customs boss, the drugs consignment would aggravate the already tense situation if it finds its ways into the country.

He said that the command generated N31.01 billion in January 2018 compared to the N25.95 billion it generated in the corresponding period of 2017.

“It is worthy to note that the annual target for the Apapa Area Command in 2018 is N462 billion and N35.5 billion it is expected to generate on monthly basis,” he said.

He said that the command would soon start the Nigerian Integrated Customs Information System training to block revenue leakages and increase the compliance level.

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  1. bee

    February 13, 2018 at 1:33 am

    Nice pls keep it up. Infact pharmacies should be shut down for selling the product. Cos out teenagers this days abuse this drugs.

  2. Danger

    February 13, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Tramadol is a very dangerous medication. Please advise your loved ones to stay away from this killer medication! Side effects include hallucination, being unconscious and incoherent amongst others…

  3. Me

    February 13, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Sorry to them science students…. no tramadol for you teheheheee

  4. izapower

    February 13, 2018 at 9:31 am

    chai……..dem don spoil valentine for sum guys

  5. mz_titilitious

    February 13, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Better, the rate at which teenagers and youth uses drugs these days ehn… its alarming!

  6. olanna+odenigbo

    February 14, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    My doctor prescribed this for me and I went out and got it….That’s when I understood how paralysis works….and I hear the effects are different for different people. .. crazy drug. didn’t even know it was an abused drug amongst the kids… please…more of this seizures till it ends.

    If it benefits some group of people -genuinely, then maybe it just needs to be highly controlled to avoid abuse.

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