Customs Destroy Seized Medicaments At Seme Border    

Customs, NAFDAC Officials, Others Inspecting Seized Drugs To Be Destroyed At Seme Border 

The Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has destroyed seized medicament and other items that were deposited in its government warehouse. 

According to a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer; Saidu Abdullahi, the Customs Area Controller in charge of Seme;  Comptroller Mohammed, Aliyu Alhaji disclosed that the medicaments which had expired has a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of about N102,488,300.

The Controller carried out the destruction exercise in company of the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Professor Mojisola Adeyeye and Director Ports Inspection Directorate; Professor Samson Adebayo who were in the Command on a working visit. 

Some of the medicaments destroyed include: Tramadol caps and tabs, Codeine, Diazepam tabs, Analgen injection, Medik- 55 pacrcetamol with caffeine, Mosquito coils, Dexamethasone tabs, expired rice, expired fertilizer and expired seasoning among others.  

The Commands helmsman further stated that he will continue to implement government policies of seizing and handing over to the relevant agencies such as National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) all dangerous and illicit drugs that are smuggled through the command. He warned drug traffickers to keep off from Seme border route as any attempt to smuggle such will be discovered by the eagle eyes of the enforcement team.