Customs Seizes N124m Tramadol, Other Contraband

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Tin Can Island Command, yesterday said it had arrested one person in connection with two containers of banned 225 milligrams of Tramadol Hydrochloride declared as electrical static converters and ciprofloxacin and other contraband valued at N124 million at Tin Can Island Port.

The banned pharmaceutical product was imported from India. Already, the service has seized 3,623 cartons of Tramadol and other dangerous drugs laden in four containers in February at the Lagos Port Complex.

The Controller of the command, Comptroller Musa Abdullah, said that the seizure came against the backdrop of the ban on codeine syrup by the Federal Government. He explained that the banned drugs was being used to treat severe pain and had been considered a safer alternative to other narcotic analgesics like hydrocodone, and methadone.

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