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N5b worth of tramadol intercepted in Lagos

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Friday August 16, announced the seizure of 21 contraband drugs including tramadol valued at over N5 billion.

 

The drugs were intercepted when its smugglers attempted to move them from Lagos to other parts of the country during the last the Eid-el-Kabir.  National Public Relations Officer (NPRO) of NCS, Assistant Comptroller Joseph Attah confirmed the seizure and further disclosed that the warehouse where the drugs were stocked was immediately sealed with a detachment of well armed officers to guard the place.

 

 

”On Aug. 13, at about 2 am, operatives of the Headquarters Strike Force Zone A intercepted a truck laden with dreaded codeine, tramadol and other controlled pain killers along Maryland, Ikeja road.

“The intercepted trailer contains illicit drugs and was immediately brought to the attention of the team leader of the force, Assist. Comptroller of Customs Usman Yahya, who deepened preliminary investigation that led to the discovery of a warehouse along Oshodi-Mile 2 road.

“The warehouse was stocked with tramadol, codeine and other unregistered pharmaceutical products without the National Agency for Foods Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) number,” Attah said.

 

He told newsmen that the truck’s driver was apprehended, while a manhunt to arrest other members of the smuggling gang is already in play. 

Customs seize N5b worth of banned tramadol in Lagos (Photos)

The Nigerian Customs Service has intercepted truck-loads of banned drugs including tramadol and other illicit drugs worth N5 billion in Lagos.

 

Joseph Attah, the spokesman for the service conducted newsmen round a warehouse where the trucks of the intercepted items were parked at the Ikeja Training College of the service. Attah said the Comptroller-General of Customs Strike Force in Zone ‘A’ stumbled on the contraband.  

According to him, the smugglers believe that festive period is a time of merriment and less vigilance, “but our officers intercepted the illicit drugs as the smugglers attempted to move it from Lagos to other parts of the country’’.

“On Aug. 13, at about 2 a.m, operatives of the Headquarters Strike Force Zone A intercepted a truck laden with dreaded codeine, tramadol and other controlled pain killers along Maryland, Ikeja road.  

“The intercepted trailer contains illicit drugs and was immediately brought to the attention of the team leader of the force, Assist. Comptroller of Customs Usman Yahya, who deepened preliminary investigation that led to the discovery of a warehouse along Oshodi-Mile 2 road.

“The warehouse was stocked with tramadol, codeine and other unregistered pharmaceutical products without the National Agency for Foods Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) number,” Attah said.

He said the warehouse was immediately sealed with a detachment of well armed officers to guard the place. Attah said the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), had already directed a thorough investigation with a view to bringing all those connected to the drugs to justice.  

He said that evaluation of those intercepted drugs had commenced, adding that a suspect who happened to be the truck driver was apprehended and in custody for judicial process.

Five arrested by Customs for stealing seized tramadol

Five men have been arrested by the Nigeria Customs Service Onne Area Command, for stealing tramadol and other drugs from a sealed 40-foot seized container which they loaded in two vehicles. 

 

Area Controller of the command Aliyu Saidu, revealed that the five suspects are being investigated and have been detained alongside the vehicles. The seized drugs include 14 cartons of Time tablets, five cartons of Really Extra analgesic and two cartons of tramadol.

 

“It is regrettable to note that while the Nigeria Customs Service is working round the clock to free this country of illicit goods, some recalcitrant and unpatriotic citizens are not relenting in their desperate urge to sabotage our efforts by spreading harmful drugs,” Aliyu said. 

 

The suspects who will be charged to court allegedly tried bribing a Customs officer with N1m for an easy escape with the drugs. 

 

 

Customs seize nine containers of Tramadol in Rivers

Nine 40ft containers loaded with Tramadol has been seized by the Nigeria Customs Service in Onne, Rivers State, as the war on drugs continue.

The seizure is coming some days after 50 containers of the drug were intercepted by the security outfit in Lagos. .

Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, Augustine Chidi, told journalists in Onne on Friday that the seized items had a duty paid value of N3,060,000,000. .

Chidi explained that the items were discovered following a diligent profiling of the exporter, a native of India, adding that the containers were falsely declared as containing general merchandise goods and PVC ball valves.

He pointed out that the importation of such prohibited items contravened Section 46 of the Customs and Excise Management Act. He said;

“Last week, Nigeria Customs Service announced the seizure of 50 containers in Lagos. This brings the total number of seizures made this month to 59 containers.

Another 13 containers of Tramadol and Bleaching Creams intercepted by Customs

13 containers of Tramadol and Bleaching Creams have been intercepted by the Nigerian Customs Service, few days after tramadol worth N7.3bn was intercepted by the agency in Apapa.

Parading the seized items in Lagos yesterday, the Deputy Comptroller, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, Mr. Augustine Chidi who represented Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), said the 10 containers were loaded with Tramadol, Ciprofloxacin Capsules, Diclofenac Sodium Tablets, Soffeathe I.V Cannula, Sildencdil Citrate Tablets, while two containers were loaded with bleaching soaps and one contains bales of used clothing.

According to the Deputy Comptroller, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, majority of the consignments were imported from China, and two suspects have been arrested in connection with the consignment. Augustine Chidi who warned importers to desist from bringing in illicit drugs, as it affects the health of the youth and tease them into criminal acts, stated that the arrested suspects linked to the 13 containers of Tramadol and Bleaching Creams would be made to face the wrath of the law.

“The Service reiterates its concerns for the health and security of Nigerians and one would better imagine the devastating effect on the life of our youths if these quantities of unwholesome drugs had found their way into the market. Not only will it lead to increased insecurity, but will also impact negatively on the health of our youths,” he added.

Customs intercept tramadol worth N7.3bn, reject $400k bribe

Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday intercepted 40 feet containers, loaded with Tramadol and other dangerous drugs from India worth N7.318 billion.

The announcement of the seizure was made by Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), and it was further gathered that Customs officers also intercepted a helicopter and an aircraft from the United States of America over failure to provide End-User-Certificate and other documents.

Attempt by the importers to bribe Customs officers with over $400,000 (about N150million), to effect the release of just one container out of the 40 seized, it was gathered, was rebuffed by the officers. Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) who spoke to journalists, disclosed that three suspect, including Customs officers, who cleared the containers have been arrested for further investigation.

“The NCS is making concerted efforts to ensure that not only maximum revenue is collected, but also to safeguard the security and well-being of the citizenry.

“We are all aware of the dangers that the deliberate non-compliance to import and export procedures pose to our country as importers bring in all manner of items which put the security and health of the country at great risk.

“Terrorists, kidnappers and other criminal elements get hold of these un-custom goods such as controlled drugs to perpetrate their heinous activities. It is in line with the determination to fight this ugly trend that the Apapa Command of the Service intercepted 40 by 40 feet containers, mostly from India, laden with Tramadol and other pharmaceutical products with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N7,318, 978, 065.00.”

He added: “The Service achieved this feat through vigilance and intelligence gathering within the system as well as information from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), which is a strong ally of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). I commend the Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Monisola Adeyeye, and her management team for their collaboration in the attainment of this feat” he said.

He further disclosed that the one of the helicopters with registration number SN-BLI was intended for export, and was concealed in container number PONU7789246, while the second helicopter, a Cessna 182A, was imported into the country from the United States of America for unknown assignment.

Col. Hameed revealed that the first helicopter was falsely declared as 388 bags of cashew nuts, while the second was concealed in container number MRKU 4457663 before they were intercepted by some vigilant and patriotic officers of the command.

NDLEA intercepts 581 million Tramadol tablets in 2 days

581 million Tramadol tablets have been intercepted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), who intensified its raid in two days.

The NDLEA who intercepted 241 million Tramadol tablets in 11 containers, weighing 118 metric tonnes, had earlier uncovered 340 million Tramadol tablets in 12 containers on November 15 at the port.

Mr Jonah Achema, Head of Public Affairs of the agency, Mr Jonah Achema,who confirmed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, disclosed that the seizure was made at the Apapa Port in Lagos. According to him, the containers had been on the watch-list of the NDLEA since November 2017, and were taken to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for search, based on the agency’s reasonable suspicion that they contained the drug.

He further disclosed that 39 more containers that were lined up for search, as the agency strongly suspected that they contained illicit drugs.

“This brings to 581 million Tramadol tablets uncovered within two days of the search. The search is still ongoing. We shall continue tomorrow as well,” he said.

Man who took Tramadol before kidnap attempt, dies eight days after

The suspected kidnapper who took tramadol before attempting to kidnap a Pharmacist in Ondo State, has reportedly died following complications from a high intake of Tramadol tablets.

The suspect who was arrested in a botched kidnap attempted, had been unconscious since his arrest over the August 5 incident at a chemist in Owo. Confirming the death of the kidnapper, NAN reported that the Police Public Relations Officer for Ondo State Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, disclosed that he died at Owo General Hospital where medical personnel had battled to revive him.

“The suspect died nine days after we arrested him; we thought he would be revived so that he could help us in our investigation. Unfortunately, he died yesterday (Monday).

“This could be connected with his suspected high intake of Tramadol.

“We are using this opportunity to further educate the public, especially parents, to monitor their wards and the kind of company they keep,’’ he said.

We reported few days ago that the suspect was still sleeping six days, after he was taken into custody. Though the suspect had tried to escape on a motorcycle he reportedly snatched from a customer of the shop owner, however he stumbled while he was trying to ride it while other members of the gang were said to have taken to their heels.

The Ondo State Police Command disclosed that a 400mg tablet of Tramadol was recovered from the pocket of the sleeping suspect, which raised the suspicion that he must have taken the drug before he went for the operation.

Speaking to Punch’s correspondent, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph disclosed that the suspect was watched to know if he is pretending.

“As of today (Friday), the suspect had yet to wake up. Maybe he took too much of the drug, that is why he is still sleeping. We have tried all we could to make him regain his consciousness to no avail.

“However, we are still watching him to find out if he is pretending. We are with him and he would face the music no matter how long he is unconscious” he said.

Kidnapper who took Tramadol still sleeping six days after arrest – Police

Few days ago, we reported that a suspected kidnapper who took tramadol as he attempted to kidnap a pharmacy owner, slept off at his victim’s house.

In a new update released by the Police, it has been gathered that suspect whose identity is yet to be confirmed by the Ondo State Police Command, was still sleeping six days after he was taken into custody.

The suspect who took tramadol, was arrested by men of the command on Sunday as he and three other members of his gang attempted to kidnap a pharmaceutical shop owner in Owo town. The victim of the attack had raised an alarm and escaped through the back door, when the three-man gang stormed the shop with guns with the intention of kidnapping him.

Though the suspect had tried to escape on a motorcycle he reportedly snatched from a customer of the shop owner, however he stumbled while he was trying to ride it while other members of the gang were said to have taken to their heels.

The Ondo State Police Command disclosed that a 400mg tablet of Tramadol was recovered from the pocket of the sleeping suspect, which raised the suspicion that he must have taken the drug before he went for the operation.

Speaking to Punch’s correspondent, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph disclosed that the suspect is still being watched to know if he is pretending.

“As of today (Friday), the suspect had yet to wake up. Maybe he took too much of the drug, that is why he is still sleeping. We have tried all we could to make him regain his consciousness to no avail.

“However, we are still watching him to find out if he is pretending. We are with him and he would face the music no matter how long he is unconscious” he said.

Kidnapper sleeps off in victim’s house after taking tramadol

Kidnapper sleeps off in victim’s house after taking tramadol.

A suspected kidnapper, who took some dosage of tramadol before his planned operation, has slept off while in the house of the victim.

Kidnapper sleeps off in victim’s house after taking tramadol.

The Ondo State Police Command said the incident took place in Owo town , Ondo State, on Sunday, adding that as of Monday, the suspect was still sleeping due to the effect of the drug.

Parading the unconscious suspect at the command headquarters in Akure, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, explained that the suspect and his gang members had invaded a pharmacy in Owo to kidnap the owner.

Joseph said the three-man gang stormed the store with a gun, but the victim raised the alarm and escaped through the back door.

The PPRO said:

“The suspect and his gangs had stormed the house of the victim to kidnap him, but they fled after he raised an alarm. After failing to abduct their target, the hoodlums fled, but one of them stumbled because he was not active again due to the effect of the tramadol he had taken.

“The suspect has been sleeping for  more than 24 hours after his arrest while a 400mg tablet of tramadol was found in his pocket. “

The police spokesman said the suspect would be charged to court after regaining consciousness.

Funny Face – Tramadol ft. Article Wan (Prod. by Article Wan x B2)

Funny Face – Tramadol ft. Article Wan (Prod. by Article Wan x B2)

Comedian funny face adds his voice to the SAY NO TO TRAMADOL campaign which is against the usage of drugs by the youth and he did this through a song on which he features Article Wan . check it out below

Funny Face – Tramadol ft. Article Wan (Prod. by Article Wan x B2)