Customs intercepts N4.1 billion illicit dr¥gs imported from Canada and India at Tin-Can Port

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has intercepted hard dr¥gs worth over N4.1 billion imported from Canada and India at the Tin Can Island Port within the period of one month.

The Comptroller General of Customs Bashir Adewale Adeniyi disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Lagos on Friday, June 14, 2024.

He said that NCS is pleased to provide an update on yet another seizure of two containers of unwholesome importations comprising of 01x40ft container of regulated unregistered pharmaceutical products and another 01x40ft container of illicit psychotropic substances seized by Tin Can Command of the Service.
“Details of the seized containers are as follows: Three plastic drums concealing several packets of Cannabis Indica; 46 bags containing 2,144 packets of Cannabis Indica all weighing 1,072kilogrammes (kg) seized from 1x40ft Container No. GAOU 669921/5 imported from Canada. The approximate street value of the illicit substances is N3, 216,000,000.00.

877 cartons of Barcadin cough syrup with codeine, 200 bottles of 100ml per carton; and 82 cartons of Really Extra Diclofenac Sodium 50mg tablets – 600 packs per carton imported from India was also seized. The approximate street value of the cough syrup is N964,339,348.00,” he said.


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