By Abisola Oluremi

The Oyo Osun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has  handed over seized pharmaceutical drugs worth  over 1.7 billion naira to the National Agency For Food And Drug Administration And Control, NAFDAC.

At the event held at the NCS operational headquarters in Ibadan, the area comptroller of the command, Doctor Ben Oramalugo said the products were intercepted at Bakatari area of Oyo State, as the seized pharmaceutical products included Augumentin tablets, Ampicllox and Amoxicillin capsules.

According to report, products concealed in fifty three sacks with a duty paid value of One Billion Seven Hundred And Thirty Nine Million Naira were handed to the Coordinating Director NAFDAC, Mrs Roseline Ajayi.

Dr Oramalugo who explained that, though the suspects fled at the point of arrest, he however assured Nigerians that the command will not rest until they were all apprehended.

The Oyo Osun Custom Comptroller also said over Five Billion Naira had been generated into the federal government coffers in March 2024.

The addition according to him brought the total money generated in the first quarter of the year 2024 to over eighteen million naira.

Doctor Oramalugo said other contraband products seized so far included foreign rice, cannabis sativa, used tyres popularly called tokunbo , second hand Clothings, Ankara,  premium motors spirits, tramadol among others.

Receiving the  intercepted drugs, the coordinating  director , Mrs Roseline  Ajayi    who appreciated the Oyo Osun area command  of  the  Nigeria  customs service, explained that the drugs  would  be taken to the laboratory for further investigations

Mrs ajayi however urged the NCS to effect the arrest of the fleeing  perpetrators of such dastardly  act.


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