Customs arrest Nigerien with N30m worth contraband
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ Kaduna has arrested a Nigerien Sahabi Adamu in Kano with three bags of ‘Ghana Must Go’ sacks filled up with Tramadol tablets worth street value of N30, 000,000.
According to the Comptroller of the FOU Zone ‘B’ Kaduna, Sarkin Kebbi Mustafa while speaking with Journalists in his office, the three sacks contained 1,146 packets of 225mg of Tramadol tablets.
He said the arrest was made possible through a covert operation which lasted for more than 30 days, adding that the suspect is a member of syndicates group that specializes in the distribution and sales of such drugs within Kano and neighbouring states.
“One suspect Sahabi Adamu was arrested in Kano along Kano- Hadeja road with three Ghana must go sacks with Tramadol tablets packed in an Honda Accord vehicle with street value put at 30 million naira.
“The FOU has been on his trail for almost one month now until luck ran out on him and got arrested in Kano.”
The suspect he said has confessed not to be alone in the business and promised to help in the arrest of other members, adding that he has been in the business for some years and his source of livelihood.
Comptroller Mustafa said, the FOU under his leadership would not relent in her efforts to rid the system of illicit drugs and bring erring people to justice.