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Customs Apprehends Drug Magnate



The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested a notorious drug syndicate responsible for the smuggling of hard drugs, including Indian hemp, Tramadol, Codeine and others on the Benin axis of the command.

According to the command, the headquarters strike force team of the NCS seized 538 bags of Cannabis, 67 cartons of Tramadol and Codeine from the gang during a special operation on the Benin-Ore axis.

Also impounded were 2,185 bags of parboiled rice, 67 bales of second hand clothes, 600 pieces of used tyres, 100 cartons of vegetable oil and 35 sacks of second hand shoes with duty paid value of N105, 337,000.00.

The national coordinator of the team, deputy comptroller of Customs, Abdullahi Kirawa, who displayed the contraband before Journalists, stressed that the seizures were recorded in the last one month.

Handing over the drugs to officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Kirawa urged youths to abstain from drugs and other prohibited substances, in order to guarantee a “brighter future for themselves and the nation at large.”



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