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Customs impounds 498 cartons of codeine syrup

Customs impounds 498 cartons of codeine syrup

- Nigeria Customs seized a truck full of 498 cartons of Codeine Syrup

- The banned drug seized by the operatives of the Nigeria Customs is worth N199.2 million

The Lagos command of the Nigeria Customs has impounded an Iveco truck carrying 498 cartons of Codeine Cough Syrup of 100 milligrams worth N199.2 million.

Premium Times reports that the consignment, which was manufactured in the United Kingdom and had 200 bottles in each carton, was intercepted along the Ijebu Ode-Ore road last week.

The controller of the federal operations Unit, Zone A, Lagos, Mohammed Uba, said the two suspects had been arrested and detained in a Customs cell in connection to the seizure.

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Truck filled with 498 bottles of codeine syrup. Photo source: Premium Times, kingsley Adeniyi

Truck filled with 498 bottles of codeine syrup. Photo source: Premium Times, kingsley Adeniyi

Uba said: “You will recall that the federal government banned any importation of cough syrup that contains codeine.

“The drugs and suspects will be handed over to NAFDAC for further investigation and possible prosecution in a court of competent jurisdiction.

“The fight against drug abuse and illicit drugs is a collective effort and if all hands are on deck, we will make our nation a drug free society.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigeria Customs Service, Niger, Kwara, Kogi Command, intercepted a truck loaded with 200,000 ammunition in the early hours of Monday, July 9.

The truck, with Lagos registration number AKD 904 XE, was intercepted along Wawa-Babana border on its way to Onitsha from Benin Republic.

According to Comptroller Benjamin Binga, his men intercepted the truck which entered the country through the Babana border at about 3a.m on Monday morning carrying over 100 empty gericans.

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Source: Legit.ng

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