The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and NAFDAC, Kaduna/Katsina Area Command, have jointly destroyed seized drugs worth N600 million in Katsina.
Speaking at the destruction of the items, the Kaduna/Katsina Area Comptroller, Yerima Abubakar Gadam, condemned the activities of deviants who smuggle restricted drugs and other harmful substances into the state. He said transportation to other parts of the country have tended to turn the peaceful and progressive state into a depot for these dangerous drugs illegally.
Gadam identified the drugs being destroyed to include 3,426 cartons of assorted drugs like Tramadol, Miza grip, 8,307 packets of assorted drugs like Viagra, Sundrex and 10,332 sachets of assorted drugs like Viagra power, and animal drugs.
Others were 16,312 rolls of assorted drugs like Vika Plus, Rudrex, 170 bottles of ORT and animal injection, as well as 2,210 boxes of assorted bottles of human and animal injection respectively.
In his remarks, the Federal Operation Unit (FOU), Zone B Kaduna Comptroller, Ahmed Tayani Suleiman, noted that Customs split into various units before it was a successful operation.
Suleiman also pointed out that NCS made these seizures within two months where some of their men sustained various degrees of injury and even lost their lives in the course of operations. He said if these dangerous drugs being allowed to enter the society only God knows the outcome.
The federal operations Comptroller added that all the drugs being seized and destructed were pharmaceutical drugs, which were supposed to be used for medical aspects but unfortunately had been misused by the youths.
“There is agreement between Nigeria and other neighbouring countries on exporting drugs under certain procedures. Incidentally those countries violated the agreement, which resulted in what is happening now", he added.