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FOU Zone B Intercepts 3,700 Sachets Of Tramadol, Others Items Worth N251.7million In One Month

BY NKECHI NAECHE-ESEZOBOR–As the battle to eradicate smuggling activities in the country continues, the Federal Operations Unit Zone B Kaduna has seized 144 smuggled items worth N251,701, 377.33 from various locations of Zone B from 24 February to 23 March 2022.

The Comptroller Albasir Hamisu psc(+) in an interaction with the Media in Kaduna, in a statement made available by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. MA Magaji yesterday, that the unit seized 144 smuggled items worth N251,701, 377.33 from various locations of Zone B from 24 February to 23 March 2022.

Other item seized were 126 parcels of Cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) along with 12 sacks of same item which was at the event handed over to NDLEA Kaduna State Command, 3700 sachets of Tramadol, 460 sachets of D5 Tablets, 1,100 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice, 18 vehicles, 41 cartons of foreign spaghetti and Macaroni amongst other items.

He added that the command also interception of 2,348 sacks of donkey meat made by the unit and promptly handed over to the Kaduna State police Command with a suspect as directed by the CGC for further legal action and prosecution.

He appluded the media and members of the public within Zone B for cooperating with Nigeria Customs Service for their Cooperations.
He however called on smugglers to desist from smuggling and embrace legitimate trade for betterment and growth of the Nigerian Economy.

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