Nigeria Customs Intercepts Military Hardware, Medicament Hidden In Truck
Announcing the seizure, the Comptroller of Customs, Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘C’ Owerri, Olusemire Kayode, gave a breakdown of the intercepted goods as: 90 pairs of military camouflage uniform; 97 pieces of military camouflage jungle hats; 202 pieces of military camouflage round neck vest; 20 pieces of military camouflage singlet; 40 pieces of military camouflage jungle boots;10 pieces of military camouflage water bags; Two (2) rolls of plain military khaki material; 7 cartons of 402 packs of hydrochloride Royal tramadol containing 10x10x10 tablets made in India and Four (4) cartons of 60 packs Tramadol injection, made in India.
Others are, Three (3) cartons of 140 packs of CSP with codeine cough syrup made in UK; 100 packs of Diazepam made in India; Two (2) cartons of 231 packs of Juhel D5 tablets; One (1) carton of 100 packs of Pankizol; Others are 10 cartons of new flip chart board, 51 cartons of lion school chalk and one carton of file.
According to the comptroller, the seizure was made following a tip off from informants and urged the public to emulate such patriotism and forward valuable information to the Service, adding that two suspects are in custody undergoing investigation.
Comptroller Kayode who queried the aim of the importers of the consignment in concealing the military hardware and medicament, praised the doggedness and preparedness of the officers.
Affirmed that the Unit under his watch will nip the affairs of smugglers in the bud, he explained that the improper importation of the camouflage and medicament pose grave health and safety risks.
He urged smugglers to engage in legitimate trade and called for public support in the fight against smuggling.