Customs intercept faux medication price N1.7 billion

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The Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted faux pharmaceutical merchandise with Responsibility Paid Worth of N1.4 billion at its Oyo-Osun Space Command.

The Space Controller, Dr Ben Oramalugo, instructed newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan that the medication have been primarily antibiotics packed in sacks and may very well be extra harmful than mild arms and ammunition.

“Anyone carrying faux medication is an enemy of the nation; the seizures we’ve made are very big.

“If we’ve allowed these faux medication into the nation, lots of people would have fallen sufferer,’’ he stated.

Oramalugo additionally instructed newsmen that the command additionally seized 345 (50kg) luggage of rice, 53 sacks of used clothes, and sneakers and 1,309 items of used tyres.

Different seizures have been 344 (25kg) kegs of petrol, 61 bottles of vegetable oil and 34 cartons of smuggled wines.

The world controller stated the Customs Service would intensify its battle in opposition to smuggling and implement Federal Authorities’s coverage on complete border closure.

“We’re dedicated to facilitating commerce in important commodities and supporting Federal Authorities’s efforts to boost meals safety.

“All borders inside the command’s space of duty are nonetheless closed. We will stay vigilant to stop smuggling of things that might compromise the well-being of Nigerians,’’ he stated.

Oramalugo additionally instructed newsmen that the command collected N5.6 billion in revenues in February elevating the whole thus far collected in 2024 to N12.4 billion.

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