Customs impounds N199.2m worth of Codeine syrup in Lagos

The Nigeria Customs Service, Lagos command have seized an Iveco truck carrying 498 cartons of Codeine Cough Syrup of 100 milligrams worth N199.2 million.

The consignment, which was manufactured in the United Kingdom and had 200 bottles in each carton, was intercepted along the Ijebu Ode-Ore road last week.

According to the controller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Lagos, Mohammed Uba, two suspects had been arrested and detained in a Customs cell in connection to the seizure.

“You will recall that the federal government banned any importation of cough syrup that contains codeine,” said Mr Uba.

“The drugs and suspects will be handed over to NAFDAC for further investigation and possible prosecution in a court of competent jurisdiction," he said.

Source: Daily Trust

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