Tincan Controller Talks Tough Over False Declaration
…As he hands over 40ft container seizure to NAFDAC
By Gina Emmanuel
The Controller Area Command(CAC) of Tincan Island port, Comptroller Yusuf Bashar has tersely described the false declaration of drugs as unpatriotic and evil, saying, “The Nigeria Customs Service would not allow unpatriotic and inconsiderate importers and agents use the port as a dump site to perpetrate illegal operations.
He stated this while handing over a 40ft container with registration number MRKU 519445/3 containing cartons of Spectradol (Tramadol) capsules of various milligrams,Spectra-Doxycycline capsules of various milligrams as well as Jinart tablets.
Other drugs seized are Clarinthromycin tablets of 500 milligrams and Jincold-extra strength capsules of various milligrams.
Bashar noted that the negative effect of these drugs on the Nigerian youths, more often than not lead them into committing despicable acts that would certainly have far reaching implications on their health and the Nation.
He linked the frequency of drugs seizures in recent times to the impending election year, said it portends evil for the nation as the election year is drawing near and consumption of drugs like these by the youths would push them into reprehensible and deplorable acts.
The Tincan Island helsman recalled that some weeks ago ,two containers of falsely declared similar pharmaceutical products were also handed over to NAFDAC at the Command.
According to him, there are over one hundred million youths in Nigeria and if allowed unregulated access to these drugs, it would portend great danger for the Nation.
Bashar pointed that constant usage of dangerous drugs has exposed youths to regrettable actions as he handed over the container to the Commander Nigerian Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Tincan Island Port chapter, Mr. Nse Jack.
Receiving the consignment on behalf of the chairman of NDLEA, Jack commended the Customs Area Controller for his consistent commitment to the concept of Inter-Agency collaboration and synergy over time.
He assured the CAC that NDLEA would conduct further due diligence test to unravel details of the Importer for eventual prosecution of suspects.