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Customs intercepts 7 containers of drugs without NAFDAC number

Customs intercepts 7 containers of drugs without NAFDAC number

The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted seven 20ft con­tainers loaded with pharma­ceutical products imported into the country from China, without NAFDAC registra­tion number.
According to Customs Area Controller in Apapa, Jibril Musa, the drugs were falsely declared by the importer to be Cimetidine which is an­other type of medication but were uncovered by vigilant officers through intelligence signal.
Also, the Public Rela­tions Officer of the Com­mand, Ijeoma Nwala, said: “The CGC Ali Hameed has equipped us well with regu­lar capacity building pro­grammes and work-tools to enhance efficiency in our op­erations.
“Investigations are on-going and sanctions must be applied in line with the extant laws. “However, the seized drugs would be handed over to NAFDAC for necessary ac­tion.
“Aside from drugs, we also intercepted some export con­tainers of scrap metal, leather and unprocessed wood that are under export prohibition extant laws.
“Apapa Command has maintained its lead position as the highest revenue gen­erating Unit in the Service, as we raked in N136.3billion from January to May, 2017.
“This is an unprecedented feat in view of the present economic down turn.
“The revenue realised shows a significant increase of N38.7billion when compared to N98.1billion collected in the same period last year.”

 

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