How India Pharmaceutical Company flood Nigeria with Tramadol

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Oluyinka Onigbinde

Customs Area Controller (CAC ) of Nigerian Customs Service ( NCS ) Controller Jibrin Musa  while addressing Journalists yesterday during a

press conference in Apapa, Lagos at the Command conference hall,has bemoaned the negative impact and aftermath of tramadol and other illegal drugs that find their way into the country.

Speaking at the briefing which was well attended by maritime journalists, the CAC enlisted the content of the 3x40ft containers which were paraded before journalist and found to contain controlled and regulated drugs which were said to have been imported by one Villa  Gold Pharmacy from India . “One Wonders what negative impact would have resulted in the aftermath of these drugs  finding their way into the larger society”.jibrin said.

The three containers which had its numbers respectively MRSU 3637149 loaded with 936 cartons of tramadol hydrochloride tablet, MRSU 6196764 loaded with 660 cartons of drugs and MRSU 3516384 loaded 554 cartons tramadol capsules BP 120 intercepted based on intelligence reports from the Customs

Intelligent Unit ( CIU ) Apapa command on 6th of February 2018

More so, another 1x40ft Container with Number MRSU 6058282 which was suspect to be prohibited drugs with over 1000 cartons of different drugs was also intercepted 7th February 2018. The total duty paid value of the 4x 40ft containers was one hundred and Ten Million, Sixteen Thousand  five hundred and twenty four naira only  (#110, 016, 524.00).

In thè vain, Musa while commending the officers of his command said his command generated a total sum of 31,015,084,626,85 in January 2018 as against the 25,958,919,218,73 Which was collected in 2017.”

Although, the command is yet to meet his monthly taget which was set at 35.5 billion naira.

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