Comptroller  Malanta Yusuf, CAC, Apapa Command     The Apapa Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has impounded    554   cartons  of  Tramadol capsules... Apapa Customs Seizes 554 Cartons of Tramadol , others  Worth N232.2m

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Comptroller  Malanta Yusuf, CAC, Apapa Command

 

 

The Apapa Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has impounded    554   cartons  of  Tramadol capsules (120mg), seven containers of used clothing and shoes  and  one container of  pharmaceutical products worth N223,225,900.00 in Duty Paid Value (DPV).

The new Controller of the Command , Comptroller Malanta Yusuf, made this revelation  when he addressed the Press on Thursday, saying that  the seizure was a testimony to the fact that  the Command has re-designed its anti- smuggling architecture   to  suppress  smuggling  to the barest minimum.

Shedding more light on the seizures , he said that the Tradamol was  discovered to be  concealed with 1000 cartons of ceramic   tiles in a  container No.  1793504  during  100% physical examination to ascertain its content  while   acting   on   Manifest   Management   system

He revealed that the  mosquito coil was   declared  as  ground   paper   and packaging paper bag while the  unregistered pharmaceutical product contained 989 cartons of Mixagrip tabs and was   wrongfully declared as winches and gaskets.

Yusuf explained that  the consignments were  seized for breaching the provisions of sections 46, 47, and 161 of CEMA CAP C45 LFN 2004 and provision of schedule 4 (17) of the Common External Tariff.

Subsequently,  he said the   Command   has   launched   a   preliminary   investigation   with   a   view   to   identifying   the   consignees   for arrest   and   possible   prosecution   in   connection   with   the criminal and unlawful importation.

Yusuf  assured members of the business  community   that   the   command   will   increase   sensitization,  enlightenment   and   robust   stakeholders   engagement   for seamless operations, with a view to educating  the public on the harmful and destructive nature of these illegal importations.

He said the Command under his  watch will not tolerate any untoward and   unlawful behavior from any importer or declarant.