Seme Customs Seizes 10 Trucks of PMS, Tramadol, Cannabis Sativa

Compt. BM Jibo addressing Newsmen

Maritime Security News

Professionalism, discipline, cordial relationship with stakeholders and the host communities, coupled with collaboration with other security agencies have made the Controller of Seme Customs Command of the Nigeria Customs Service to record remarkable seizures of petroleum products, tramadol and cannabis sativa.

 Briefing the press on Thursday, Area Controller of the command, Compt. BM Jibo disclosed that between January and now the command made remarkable interceptions of ten thousand, eight hundred and sixty five (10,865) jerry cans of PMS of 30litres each equivalent to three hundred and twenty five thousand, nine hundred and fifty (325, 950) litres, about ten (10) tanker loads of thirty three thousand ( 33000) each. The seizure, according to him, has the Duty Paid Value of sixty five million, six hundred and fourteen thousand, five hundred and sixty Naira ( N65, 614, 560.00 ).
Jibo further said that the continuous surveillance of the beaches and creeks by his men recorded another huge interception  of one thousand, two hundred and sixteen (1,216) jerry cans of petroleum product 30 litres each.

The arrest was made at the late hours of Tuesday 7 June 2022  along Seme- Badagry  waterways.The forty eighty thousand, (48000) litres of PMS which is more than one truck has a duty paid value of eleven million, five hundred and seventy nine thousand, three hundred and ninety two Naira (N11,579,092.00).

The Controller said that in line with extant laws, the seized petroleum products will be auctioned in line with standard operating procedure of perishable items.

Jibo also disclosed that the quest to ensure the safety and well-being of Nigerians, most especially the fight against drug trafficking, the Command was handing over the following items to both NDLEA and NAFDAC on Thursday. He said that the items seized include the following;
 *100 cartons of gabadol/tramadol 120mg; *2.8kg and 306 parcels of cannabis sativa; *132 packets of tramadol capsules; *86 pieces of Apetamin syrup;*302 pieces of dynewell syrup, 50 pieces of baba yellow syrup, 3 sachets of rofhymol, 32 bottles of cough syrup; and *99 cartons of fearless energy drink and 139 cartons of soft drinks (expired) to be destroyed.

He declared that the seized items have a duty paid value of N1, 481,107,671.00

Jibo hinted that sequel to the approval granted by the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hammed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), and in line with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and equally in the spirit of inter-agency cooperation and synergy, the items would be handed over to National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation. 
He appreciated the contributions of  stakeholders, the host communities, other security agencies and media friends for their unflinching support towards the successes so far achieved
 NDLEA Seme Command, Abubakar Wada, appreciated the synergy between his men and men of the Nigeria Custom for the achievement in the fight against smuggling activities in Seme-Krake Border in Badagry Lagos State.
The controller also thanked the Comptroller General Customs and the management team for their support, guidance and motivation, and also the gallant and patriotic officers of the command for their commitment to the development and progress of the nation.

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