Hard drugs, military hardware intercepted at Lagos Airport

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Nigeria Customs Service’s Murtala Muhammed Airport Command has announced the interception of hard drugs, as well as military and police hardware, at the cargo section of the airport.

Customs Area Controller, Sambo Dangaladima, announced that 162 cartons of banned tramadol hydrochloride 225 and 250mg, military and police hardware, were intercepted at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company.

Nigeria Customs Service'
Nigeria Customs Service

The drugs were found to have originated from India and Pakistan and were routed through Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. Dangaladima estimated the value of the drugs to be N13.8bn.

He also announced the seizure of 309 pieces of military helmets, 106 pieces of armless military jackets, 352 pieces of ballistic body armoured pads, and 119 pieces of police badges, among other items.

The suspects connected to the importation could not provide the necessary end-user certificates and have been detained while investigations continue.

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