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Customs remits N200 million of illicit drugs to NAFDAC in Kano

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On Thursday, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Kano / Jigawa Command handed over 185 cartons of unregistered and expired drugs worth 200 million naira to the National Food Administration and Control Agency and drugs (NAFDAC).

Command comptroller Suleiman Umar, who handed the drugs to NAFDAC’s Kano State Coordinator, Mr. Shaba Muhammad, said the drugs had been seized by the smugglers command since July to date.

Umar said the rate of attendance and use of unrecorded, hard and expired drugs is of great concern because of their consequences among the growing numbers of teeming young people.

He said that most of the criminal acts are carried out under the influence of these hard drugs and vowed that the custom will continue to stop the evil practice by all means.

Umar assured that the customs service will continue to perform its executive functions with the utmost professionalism and caution, based on actionable intelligence information.

He also urged members of the public to continue to cooperate with the service, in order to isolate the economy from smugglers and protect people’s health.

In response, the NAFDAC coordinator appreciated the synergy that exists between his organization and the customs service in the fight against the movement of illicit drugs in the country.

“You saved so many people from the dangers of such drugs if they had been put into circulation,” he said.

Muhammad, urged people to expose those who sell illicit drugs in their community to reduce the high risks.

He also advised the population to only go to registered pharmacies, in order to avoid the consumption of expired drugs which is detrimental to their health.

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