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Customs intercept Sex Enhacement Drugs worth N19.4 million in Sokoto

The Nigeria Customs Service (NSC) joint border patrol team sector IV has intercepted a consignment of sex enhancement drugs worth N19.6 million duty paid value in Sokoto state. The Coordinating Comptroller, Mr. Kolapo Oladeji, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Sokoto.

Additionally, trucks carrying food items were intercepted at Kajji community on the Sokoto-Kebbi road. Oladeji revealed that these intercepted trucks loaded with food items were en route to Niger Republic through the Kebbi border, a violation of regulations.

Oladeji emphasized the commitment of the NSC to prevent food smuggling out of the country, especially considering the current economic challenges.

He expressed concern over the skyrocketing prices of food items due to the activities of some individuals preferring to export food despite border closures imposed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

“We will continue to trail them and block their routes. And whoever is caught in this nefarious act will face the full wrath of the law,” he asserted.

Furthermore, Oladeji mentioned the seizure of counterfeit drugs during routine operations.

He said :”These drugs pose significant health risks, with some even bearing fake National Agency For Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) registration and expiry dates.”

In addition to the seized drugs, NSC operatives also apprehended 60 jerry cans of petroleum products being smuggled out of the country.

The team leader urged the public to cooperate and provide intelligence that would assist officials in curbing activities detrimental to the nation’s economy and public health.

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