January 29, 2023

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Customs CG lauds Apapa Controller for drug seizure

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), has commended the Controller of the Apapa Area Command, Comptroller Malanta Ibrahim Yusuf over the seizure of container No. GESU 6642430 1/40 feet containing 1,427 cartons of unregistered pharmaceutical products.
In what he described as ‘a sterling performance’, Ali praised Malanta for exercising due diligence on the interception and arrest of the banned items.
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 a 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.