Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Kebbi Command, at the Kamba-border in Kebbi State, have seized 138 packs of tramakings/tramadol worth N22m.
The NCS also seized 81 table-size cannabis Sativa and a Toyota Camry conveying the drugs.
Briefing journalists at the NCS headquarters in Birnin Kebbi, the Comptroller of Customs, Dr Ben Oramalugo explained that, “officers of the command also seized 46 bags of foreign parboiled rice of 50kg, 40 bags of 25kg, 88 bales of second hand clothes and 4,200 litres of PMS and 525 litres of diesel.”
He said his command was able to intercept the items as a result of the sustained synergy with relevant units and other security agencies at border stations in the State, adding that the seized drugs have been handed over to the state NDLEA Commander, Usman Suleiman.
According to him, the coup d’etat in neighbouring Niger Republic and subsequent border closure has sharply affected their revenue generation drive.
He, however, said the command still managed to rake in ninety-nine million, two hundred and eighty two thousand, five hundred and forty seven naira (N99,282,547) in the month of July.