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Customs hands over drugs worth N22 million to NDLEA in Kebbi

Kebbi State command of the Nigeria customs service has handed over seized drugs worth N22,132,077 to the National Drug law Enforcement Agency NDLEA

Handing over the drugs to the NDLEA in Brinin kebbi on Monday, the Area Customs Comptroller, Dr. Ben Oramalugo said the feat is part of the command’s effort in collaborating with the NDLEA in riding the state and the country of illicit drugs and harmful substances.

Oramalugo said the seized drugs and others items include 138 packs of tramaking/tramadol 225mg, 81tablet size of cannibis Sativa, Used Toyota Camry 2007 model as
Model as means of conveyance, 46 bags of foreign parboiled rice of 50kg and 40bags of rice of rice of 25 kg each, 88 bales of second hands clothing, 4,200 liters of PMS and 525litres of diesel and 37 kegs of vegetable oil, among others. Saying that the duty paid value of the seized items is N51,499,314.

He said ” you may not fail to observe that notable among the seizures are cannabis Sativa and hard drugs Worth N 22,132,077 which will be handed over to NDLEA. The seizure of such drugs is in line with the bow we made during our previous press briefing that we are determined to rid kebbi State of drug inflow and all items capable of causing harm to Nigeria” .

Area Comptroller stated that the coup d’etat in neighbouring Niger Republic and subsequent border closure of our border with the affected West Africa country has sharply affected the revenue generation drive in the state.

” The command still managed to take in a whopping sum of N99,282547 in the month of July alone, which is 113% of our monthly revenue target ”, he said.

He said ” we visited the good people of Kamba in Dandi local government area on Saturday, 5th August,2023. This timely visit was to ensure total compliance to the border closure sanction, we also used the opportunity to sympathize with the host communities and our stakeholders who use Kamba as an import / export hub. And the command assured them that diplomatic engagement is ongoing to settle the matter peacefully.

Ealear, the state commander of NDLEA, Mr Usman Suleiman commended the Nigeria customs service for effort in collaborating with the NDLEA in riding the state and the country of illicit drugs and harmful substances.

He said everybody is responsible to fight against elicit drugs in the country.

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