The Tincan Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted a container load of harmful drugs including cartons of Tramadol capsules of various milligrams, Spectra-Doxycycline Capsules of various milligrams as well as Jinart Tablets falsely declared as motor spare parts.
Other drugs found in the 40-foot container are; Clarinthromycin Tablets of five hundred milligrams and Jincold-Extra Strength Capsules of various milligrams.
The identity of the importer is given as; Jin Spectra Pharmaceutical Limited of No. 3 Festing Road, Kano State, while the Clearing Agency is Febeaco Nigeria Limited of 29, Apapa/Oshodi Expressway, Ibafon, Apapa- Lagos
While handing over the container with number MRKU 519445/3 to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos, Customs Area Controller, Tincan Island Port, Yusuf Bashar lamented the negative effect of the drugs on the teeming Nigerian Youths.
According to a statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the command yesterday, the CAC stated that the products are highly regulated and Nigerian Youths consume them illegally at an alarming proportion to the extent that it leads them into committing despicable acts that has negative implications on their health and the nation at large.
Bashar linked the frequency of drugs seizures at the command in recent times to the impending election year.
According to him, the importation of regulated and dangerous drugs like these “portends evil for the Nation as the election year is drawing near and consumption of drugs like these by the youths would push them into reprehensible and deplorable acts”
“It’s not just about money but the health and well-being of the people, every Nigerian should show care about the life of Nigerians and its not about revenue nor trade facilitation but about the good of Nigeria and Nigerians, so this must stop
Recall that the command recently intercepted large catche of arms, cars, drugs and others.
Receiving the consignment on behalf of the chairman of NDLEA, the commander Tincan Island Port, Mr. Nse Jack, commended the Customs Area Controller for his consistent commitment to the concept of Inter-Agency collaboration and synergy over time.
He assured the CAC that NDLEA will conduct further due diligence test to unravel details of the Importer for eventual prosecution of suspects.