A collage of photos showing drugs seized by security operatives Photo: Channels TV

Security operatives intercept another drug-filled container at Lagos Port

A combination of photos showing drugs seized by security operatives in Apapa, Lagos State.

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In its continued efforts at ridding the country of proscribed medicines while safeguarding the health of Nigerians, operatives of the Nigeria Police, again, have discovered a container filled with illegal drugs at the APM Terminal, at Apapa, in Lagos State.

Personnel of the Area ‘B’ Police Command in collaboration with operatives of other security agencies were said to have intercepted the 40-foot container with number TCNU9465832, reports Channels TV.

The container was reported to have landed on Lagos shores night of Friday, August 21, 2020, and was offloaded into the international container terminal which has its operational headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.

Soji Akinbayo, Commander of Area ‘B’ Police Command, was said to have notified all relevant agencies at the port for a joint inspection shortly after its arrival.

These agencies include the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), among others.

The seized items include 485 cartons of tradol, 122 cartons of tramol, 150 cartons vitaglobin syrups, 127 cartons of bonjela antiseptic, seven cartons of cigatrim powder, and 80 cartons of scrubbing brush, according to report.

The container is said to be filled with contraband drugs concealed with iron brushes, making it the third of such to be intercepted by the security agencies.

The containers were imported by the same set of suspects with origin from Pakistan via Europe (Hamburg) to the port in Apapa, Police source said.

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