August 16, 2022

Reporters’ Diary

Factual Reportage

Customs CG lauds Apapa Command for drug seizure

By David Oladimeji

The Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), retired Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, has commended the Comptroller of the Apapa Area Command, Comptroller Mallanta Ibrahim Yussuf, over the seizure of unregistered pharmaceutical products.

The Public Relations Officer, Apapa Area Command, Deputy Superintendent of Customs (DSC), Abubakar Usman said in a statement on Saturday that the unregistered pharmaceutical products were contained in container No. GESU 6642430 (1×40 FT) containing 1,427 cartons.

He noted that in what was described as ‘a sterling performance’, CG Ali praised Yussuf for exercising due diligence on the interception and seizure of the banned items.

Usman said that the intercepted container was laden with 144 cartons of 200mg Tramadol tablets; one carton of 100mg Tramadol tablets, 958 cartons of Septran (Co-Trimoxazole), 180 cartons of CAC – 100 Plus Effervescent Tablets and 144 cartons of Oxytocin Injection.

In a commendation letter, signed by Comptroller K. A. Olusemire, the Comptroller General was quoted as saying: “By this act, you have demonstrated zero tolerance attitude for corruption and other vices in line with the policy thrust of this administration.

The letter also commended all officers of the Command for the laudable feat.