Customs Intercepts Truckload Of Weapons, Codeine, Tramadol In Owerri


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The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’ Owerri, Imo State, said on Tuesday it intercepted, arrested and seized a registration numberless truck bearing inscription “Gini Ka Chukwu,” allegedly carrying illegal and dangerous items worth Duty Paid Value of N9,620,00.

The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Kayode Olusemire, told journalists at the FOU, Zone C headquarters Owerri that intelligence officers in the unit tracked the truck.

Items seized included two Italian-made magnum data pump action of eight rounds, 200 set of military camouflage, 4,375 pieces of live ammunition, 1,160 packets of codeine and over 300 pieces of Tramadol among others.

The drugs did not have NAFDAC certified number, the comptroller said.

Mr. Olusemire stated that the truck was seized along the 9th Mile, Enugu road, adding that three suspects were arrested, and would be arraigned at the Federal High Court, Owerri on Wednesday.


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