The war against drugs has offically made its way to all strata of the functional Nigerian society, from consumption back up to the importation/infiltration point, and I am here for it.
Contrary to what many have been saying about the government agency turning a blind eyes when these drugs are being imported, they are however making the biggest drug burst for our society.
A truck-load of the banned drug, tramadol and others illicit drugs worth N5 billion have been intercepted by the Nigerian Customs Service in Lagos.
If a N5million drug is confiscated, that simple means that this is a very big business for a group of people. And if they can buy a quantity this much, then they can convince the government to release this one too.
The spokesman for the service, Joseph Attah, said the smugglers believed that festive period was a time of merriment and less vigilance, “but our officers intercepted the illicit drugs as the smugglers attempted to move it from Lagos to other parts of the country’’.
It is always going to be an easy dispersion whenever the goods find their way into the country. And this no exception.
“On Aug. 13, at about 2 a.m, operatives of the Headquarters Strike Force Zone A intercepted a truck laden with dreaded codeine, tramadol and other controlled pain killers along Maryland, Ikeja road.
The shocking number of people who have lost their minds to these illicit drugs, will only make you understand the extent this fight will have to go.
The team leader of the force, Assist. Comptroller of Customs Usman Yahya, deepened preliminary investigation that led to the discovery of a warehouse along Oshodi-Mile 2 road.
Of course it is a huge business. The information on the endless supply and use will give you the height of solid structure this business has.
The warehouse was stocked with tramadol, codeine and other unregistered pharmaceutical products without the National Agency for Foods Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) number,” Attah said.
Attah said the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), had already directed a thorough investigation with a view to bringing all those connected to the drugs to justice.
Good Job gentle men.