The Nigerian customs service command domiciled at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport has reported the interception of over N92 million worth of tramadol tablets smuggled into the country by yet-to-be-identified persons.
The command said the illicit drug which was carefully arranged in 35 cartons was intercepted at SAHCO Import Shed of MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.
Reporting to newsmen, The Customs Area Controller of MMIA Command, Comptroller Sambo K. Dangaladima, said the discovery was made during the outward clearance of imported cargo at SAHCO shed and put the Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the drugs at N92,267,441.98.
In addition, the comptroller said that each carton of the illicit drug contained 50,000 tablets, and that multiplied by a total of 35 cartoons were intercepted totaling 1.5 million tablets.
On how the interception was made, the comptroller revealed that the command got intelligence from the Customs International Organisation (CIO) about the movement of the consignment and did a follow-up.