NAFDAC receives sex enhancers, expired milk, as Customs rakes in N7m in Kebbi

By Haruna Usman, Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi state, command, of the Nigeria Customs Service, has said that within two months of its anti smuggling operations along Kebbi borders has successfully seized 39 lumps of indian hemp, 212 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 20 bales of secondhand clothes,78 rolls of Diclofenec, 150 expired powered milk, 10,025 litres of premium motor spirit among other  contraband items.

Speaking at the command, in Birnin Kebbi, the state Comptroller of Customs, Mr. Ernest Iheanacho Ojike, stated that the feet was achieved within two months as incharge of Kebbi command.

The Customs chief added that, the duty paid value of the seized item stand at one hundred and twenty six million two hundred and eighty seven thousand, saying the remarkable achievement was as a result of the resilience and courageous efforts of intelligence unit and joint patrol team.

In the area of revenue generation, the Customs boss said that due to reopening of Kamba border, the command was only able to generate N7m but with continuous operation the revenue will improve as grains importation remains ban to ensure food security in the country.

While handing over the seized expired items and hard drugs to NAFDAC and NDLEA, he said “What is happening now is the manifestation of existing synergy between the two sister agencies in the state which is also the implementation of memorandum of understanding signed between them.

Responding, the Kebbi state, coordinator, National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Alhaji Muyideen Sulaiman, thanked the command for the kind gesture pledging that, the items will get the treatment it deserves by the agency.

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He said the relationship between Customs and the agency will continue to grow in all relevant aspects.

“On behalf of the Director General of NAFDAC, i Sulaiman received the items”, he said.

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