Tramadol: Nigerian Customs Intercepts Tramadol Hidden in Diapers with Street Value of ₦1.4b

The Seme Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), has intercepted suspected tramadol capsules which were concealed and packaged in tons of jumbo size adult diapers. According to the customs, the intercepted items have a DPV (Duty Paid Value ) of ₦1.4 billion,



The Nigerian Customs  Service Public Relations Officer, Hussain Abdulahi confirmed the seizure to newsmen, revealing that the items we concealed in a container with the number MRKU 9090415.


The container came under the watch of officers of the Command as no importer or his representative have come forward to continue the process of clearance procedure.


The statement read;


“On the Dec. 20, Seme Customs Service invited other security agencies and stakeholders to witness the examination of the said container.

“The items discovered during 100 per cent examination are 200 packages of adult diapers, 100 cartoons of Gabadol 120mg suspected to be tramadol equivalent to 360kg.

“The diapers were smartly arranged at the front of the container while the drugs were was the back.

Siezed Items
Siezed Items

“I directed that samples be taken out officially and handed over to National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to ascertain and confirm the drugs.”


Abdullahi also said the command has commenced a full-scale investigation to fish out those involved in the illicit importation.


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