Customs: FOU Zone B impounds Tramadol, pharmaceutical products, others worth over N198m


In continuation of the fight against smuggling, the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone B Kaduna under the leadership of Comptroller Al-Bashir Hamisu has presented a record of its activities for June 2021.

Briefing newsmen in his office at Kaduna on Tuesday, Comptroller Hamisu  presented items worth one hundred and ninety-eight million, one hundred and twenty-six thousand, six hundred and twenty-four naira, ninety-five kobo (N198,126,624.95) intercepted by officers of Unit at various locations within the Zone.

Prominent among the items seized were 1,075 packs of tramadol, 314 parcels of cannabis (Indian hemp), 333 cartons of foreign Al Fakher Magic Love also known as Shisha, 527 cartons of pharmaceutical products, 670 cartons of foreign spaghetti/macaroni and 428 bags of foreign parboiled rice.

Other items showcased were 108 bales of second hand clothes, 200 cartons of foreign new shoes, 106 kegs of foreign vegetable oil in 25 litres and 10 vehicles used as means of conveyance amongst other contraband.

Comptroller Hamisu at the briefing informed that these seizures were made possible by credible information from patriotic members of the public at various locations within the zone.

While appreciating patriotic members of the public for useful information, the Comptroller once again restated the determination of his men to rid the nation of harmful and illegal trade in contraband products.

Photo: Customs Area Controller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone B, Comptroller Al-Bashir Hamisu showcasing some of the impounded items to newsmen during the briefing in Kaduna yesterday.

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