Customs Seize #1.7bn Fake Drugs in Oyo/Osun

The report reached thenewskingdom revealed that fake pharmaceuticals consisting of Augmentin tablets, Ampiclox and Amoxycillin capsules concealed in 53 sacks with a Duty Paid Value of N1,739,000,000.00 has been intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service Area Controller, Oyo/Osun Area Command, Dr Ben Oramalugo

The disclosure was made by Oramalugo on Thursday at the 2024 second press conference held at the operational headquarters of the command in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The Controller in charge of Oyo/Osun Customs declared during the period covering February 1 through 27, 2024, said the command collected the sum of N5,664,295,751.15.

Oramalugo affirmed that when the figure is added up to the total of N6,824,954,338.96 already seized for the period of January 2024, the cumulative sum of N12,489,250,090.11 had been collected so far for the 2024 fiscal year.

Among other items seized by the Oyo/Osun command included 345 (50kg) bags of foreign parboiled rice with DPV of N24, 218, 000.00; 344 (25 litres) kegs Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) with DPV of N5, 728,500.00; four wraps (4 kilograms) of Cannabis Sativa with DPV of N126,000.00, and 1,309 pieces of used tyres with DPV of N70,140, 000.00.

Further investigation revealed that many other contraband seized by the command were 34 cartons and five bottles of foreign wine with DPV of N6, 231, 206.00; 40 bottles (five litres) and 21 bottles (one litre) with DPV of N1,760, 000.00 and N99, 225.00, respectively.

According to Oramalugo, the command also seized 45 sacks and eight sacks/nine bales of used clothing and shoes with DPV of N42,720,000.

Oramalugo further claimed that: “Today, I will like to reflect on the revenue and anti-smuggling activities of our Command for the month of February, particularly in light of the ongoing food security and economic challenges facing our nation.

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