THE Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has destroyed expired and seized medicament and other items that were deposited in its government warehouse worth over N102,488,300.
According to a statement signed on Tuesday by the Commands Spokesman, Saidu Nuruddeen Abdullahi, the destruction of the expired and seized medicaments and other items was personally supervised by the Commands Customs Area Controller, Mohammed, Aliyu Alhaji in the company of the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Christiana Adeyeye and Director, Ports Inspection Directorate, Professor Samson Adebayo who were in the Command for a working visit.
The Seme Customs Area Controller noted that the destruction exercise was in compliance with the service extant laws were the relevant agencies like NAFDAC, NDLEA and SON were principal witnesses.
Some of the medicaments destroyed include: Tramadol caps and tabs, Codeine, Diazepam tabs, Analgen injection, Medik- 55 paracetamol with caffeine, Mosquito coils, Dexamethasone tabs, expired rice, expired fertilizer and expired seasoning among others.
The Commands helmsman further stated that he will continue to implement government policies of seizing and handing over to the relevant agencies such as National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) dangerous and illicit drugs that are smuggled through the land border. He warned drug traffickers to keep off from Seme border route as an attempt to smuggle such will be discovered by the eagle eyes of the enforcement team.