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Customs impounds N54 million worth of Tramadol and rice in Kaduna

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The Nigeria Customs Service has seized three cartons of Tramadol 255 mg and 1,100 bags of foreign rice with Duty Paid Value of over N54m in Kaduna.

The raid was executed at by the Zone `B’ of the Federal Operation Unit of the NSC. The Area Controller of the zone, Mohammed Sarkin Kebbi, who disclosed this while conducting Journalists round the seized items on Wednesday in Kaduna, said the rice were in various vehicles covered in local rice bags.

The Controller further explained that the three cartons of Tramadol were uncovered along Kaduna Abuja road, concealed in a truck conveying motorcycle spare parts.

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Mohammed added that the discovery was done based on intelligence information from good Nigerians, adding that each carton of Tramadol had a market value of over N5m, thus putting the value of the total seizure at N15m.

The development exposed the continued influx of Tramadol into the country, despite its ban. The command had also seized 1,100 bags of smuggled foreign rice.

”We also have about 10 vehicles that are intercepted with various smuggled goods,” he said.

He reiterated the commitment of the Customs Service to preventing banned drugs from getting to the teaming youths.

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