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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Customs officers detain importer over container loads of Tramadol

 Customs officers detain importer over container loads of Tramadol

Customs officer at the Tincan Island port have detained a man in connection with the importation of 40 and 20 feet containers loaded with Tramadol tablets allegedly smuggled in from India.

Briefing newsmen on the development, the controller of the command, Musa Abdullah, said the seizure came against the backdrop of the ban on codeine syrup by the federal government. 

Tramadol, an opioid analgesic, is usually prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain and is considered a safer alternative to other narcotic analgesics like hydrocodone, and methadone. Sadly, it is among the drugs currently being abused by many Nigerian youths.

The container was intercepted by officers of the command after there were attempts to smuggle them out of the seaport into the Nigerian market. The importer had lied that trhe containers contained electrical static converters and ciprofloxacin
“Despite efforts to discourage importation of illicit drugs, some unrepentant fellows still engage in such misdemeanour. One by 40 and 2 by 20 containers of Tramadol Hydrochloride 225mg which were declared electrical static converters and ciprofloxacin. We are collaborating with NAFDAC and NDLEA on this seizure.” the command boss said

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