Despite ban, codeine smuggling still on the high as Customs seizes N1.1 billion worth of syrup
Controller in charge of Federal Operations Unit (FOU) ‘A’ Ikeja, Mohammed Uba, who paraded other products like Tramadol, Indian hemp and Pangolin, among others, said it was the second time since after the ban that the service was making such interceptions.
“This is the second time the unit is intercepting this substance since the Federal Government banned the importation of cough syrup that contains codeine.
“The substance is valued at N1.17 billion. The driver of the truck on sighting our officers abandoned the truck and fled,” he said
He warned smugglers of the product and other hard drugs to desist from such acts or face the full consequence of the law.
Other seized items were 17 units of exotic vehicles, 1,380 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 1,126 pieces of used shoes, and 140 jerry cans of vegetable oil.