The Zone `B’ of the Nigeria Customs Federal Operation Unit, 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 Area Controller of the zone, Mohammed Sarkin Kebbi, who revealed 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 expatiated that the three cartons of Tramadol were uncovered along Kaduna Abuja road, concealed in a truck conveying motorcycle spare parts .
He said 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 package at N15m.
He also said 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.
He added that between December and January, the command had seized 1,100 bags of smuggled foreign rice.
He added that the seizure is important to the customs service in its commitment to stem smuggling including illicit drugs.
“Customs will remain committed to preventing banned drugs from getting to the teaming youths.
”Tramadol is very expensive and sell very fast because criminals have been able to put the drugs into the market,” he said.