KLT Customs intercepts two containers of restricted drugs worth over N200 million


… Collects N3.7 billion as revenue in January 2022

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kirikiri Lighter Terminal (KLT) Area command has intercepted two by forty feet containers laden with restricted/prohibited drugs concealed with manual blenders.

Briefing the media at the Port Express Terminal of the command, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Hammi Swomen told reporters that the
seizure was a product of shared intelligence with other sister agencies.

According to Swomen, the two by forty feet containers No.s HLBU1067338 and HLBU2239792 were manifested to be carrying hot pot (insulated plastic) but on examination were found to contain 2,493 cartons of cough syrup with codeine (100ml), 383 cartons of Barcadin with Codeine (100ml), 49 cartons of Hyegra (Viagra 220mg) as well as 99 cartons of Delux chilly cutter (manual blender).

He observed that the drugs which originated from India did not have the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
approval number adding that it was labelled “for export only” and has a total Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N212,775,950.

On revenue performance, the CAC disclosed that the command collected the sum of Three Billion, Seven Hundred Seventy-four Million, Three Hundred and Eighty-six Thousand, Eight Hundred and Sixty-six Naira (N3,774,386,866) as revenue in the month of January 2022 compared to Two Billion, Five Hundred and One Million, Three Hundred and Twenty-four Thousand, One Hundred and Seventy-one Naira (N2,501,324,171) it collected as revenue in January 2021 with a surplus of One Billion, Two Hundred and Seventy-three Million, Sixty-two Thousand, Six Hundred and Seventy-five Naira (1,273,062,675)
which represents a 34% increase in revenue collected.

Photo: Comptroller Hammi Swomen, Customs Area Controller, KLT command showcasing part of the restricted drugs to newsmen during media briefing in Lagos on Thursday.

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