Nigeria Customs Service said on Monday that it has intercepted four containers loaded with prohibited Tramadol pharmaceutical products with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N110 million.
The Customs Area Comptroller (CAC), Mr Jibrin Musa, told journalists that the drugs concelaed in 40-foot containers were impounded between Feb. 6 and Feb. 7.
Musa said, “The container No; MRSU 3637149 contained 936 cartons of tramadol Hydrochoride tablet (225MG) and 56 cartons of Collstop Chlorpheniramine Maleate Capsules (4MG).
“Another container No; MRKU 6196764 contained 368 cartons of tramadol capsules BP (120MG), 192 cartons of tramadol capsules (250mg) and 160 cartons of Dobumol Anagestic.
“Third container No, MRSU 3516384 contained 554 cartons of tramadol capsules BP (120mg), and 176 cartons of Col-cap.
“The forth container No MRKU 6058282 containing 200 cartons of tramadol (225mg), 330 cartons of Ibramol, 198 cartons Col-Caps (4mg) and 453 cartons of Rally Extral (50mg).
He added that the drugs were imported from India by a company called Villa Gold Pharmacy
The Customs chief however added that a suspect arrested in relation with the importation of the prohibited drugs has been granted administrative bail while investigation was ongoing.