The Nigeria Customs Service recently handed over 120 wraps of cannabis and 68 cartons of Tramadol to officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and National Agency for Food and Drug and Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Sokoto. The items are estimated to be worth 42 million Naira.
The Customs Comptroller in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Mr. Nasir Ahmad while handing over the drugs disclosedthat the items were confiscated early late this month at Kamba border in Kebbi. According to him, the items were concealed in second-hand clothing items. He stated that the cannabis was estimated to be valued at N22 million while Tramadol and other drugs were worth N20 million.
In reaction, Mr. Ahmad expressed disappointment on the alarming rate of smuggling and drug abuse in the country, which he said has damaging effect on the nation’s economy. He further advised the smugglers to find positive means of survival and also called for community support in combating this menace.