Customs Hands Over Seized Container of Pharmaceutical Products to NDLEA

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Last week, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Tin-Can Island Command handed over a 40-foot container containing confiscated and falsely declared pharmaceutical products to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Comptroller Yusuf Bashar, the Customs Area Controller stated that the items confiscated included pharmaceutical products such as Spectradol (Tramadol) capsules, Spectra-Doxycycline capsules, Clarinthromycin tablets, Jincold-Extra Strength capsules and Jinart tablets. The container containing the products were falsely declared as “vehicles” leading to the seizure and subsequent handover to the NDLEA.

The controller said they are committed to tackling illegal goods and applauded other agencies and concerned regulatory body for their steadfast commitment. He lamented on the increasing negative effects that fake drugs were having on the teeming Nigerian youths leading to the false illusion to perpetuate deplorable acts.

Bashar recalled that some weeks ago, two containers of falsely- declared pharmaceutical products were also handed over to National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

Mr. Nse Jack who received the consignments on behalf of the Chairman of NDLEA commended the controller for his consistent commitment to the concept of inter-agency collaboration and synergy over time. He said that the NDLEA would conduct further due diligence test to unravel details of the importer for eventual prosecution.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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