Nigeria Customs Service seize drugs worth seven million Naira in Gombe

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Joint operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abuja Headquarters and the Federal Operations Unit, Zone D, Bauchi, raided a warehouse in Gombe state, seized tramadol and diazepam worth seven million Naira.
The Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone D, Peters Olugboyega, disclosed this while handing over the drugs to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, at the Zonal headquarters in Bauchi.
He informed reporters that the command seized 840 packets of Tramadol (120mg) and 4,437 packets of Diazepam valued at N7, 350, 000.
“On Thursday, 13th September, 2018, the operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service Abuja Headquarters Information Patrol left Abuja and invited the Operatives of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone D, Bauchi, to a joint raid on suspected hard drugs being deposited in a store around Tudun Wada area of Gombe state.
“The joint Operatives raided the store and were able to evacuate hard drugs comprising of Tramadol 120mg and Diazepam.”
Olugboyega said that a suspect was arrested during the raid and is in custody.
According to him, the drugs are psychoactive, psycho-pharmaceutical drugs that can affect brain function.
He said that the Diazepam is a medicine of Benzodiazepine family that typically produces a calming effect adding that the tramadol is an opioid pain medication used to treat and relieve severe pain.
“These are controlled drugs, you can imagine the havoc they may cause if drugs of such magnitude find their way into our society.
“Today, the Federal Government is worried about the damaging effects these hard drugs are causing in our society.
“Therefore, the task to salvage the youths and even some adults of this country from the menace of drug peddlers is a collective one and non-negotiable,” he stated.
The Custom Boss said that the drugs are classified under Common External Tariff, Heading 3004 at 0% Duty and no VAT, but must have a permit before importation under the NAFDAC Narcotic Control.

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