Sokoto/Zamfara Customs intercepts N914.8million sex enhancing drugs
.Comptroller Gimba warns Nigerians against illicit trade
By Silas Onuoha
The Sokoto/Zamfara Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted 640 cartons of some unregistered, dangerous and unapproved aphrodisiacs (sex enhancement drugs), otherwise called Lady Killer, Great man, African Vigra and AK47, with duty paid value of N914,800,000.00, along Ilella/Kwere axis on November 3, 2019.
The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Comptroller Umar Gimba made this known to news men.
Speaking through the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr. Magaji Mailafiya, he explained, “In the continuation fight against smuggling our Patrol Teams intercepted 29 prohibited items worth over N995.5 million in Duty Paid Value (DPV).”
In the same vein, the Command on November 25, 2019 seized three Toyota, Carina II with registration numbers AG 462 WSN, ER 415 ABJ, AZ 509 SRZ, loaded with 132 Jerrycans of vegetable oil, 85 cartons of Tiger-head batteries and 86 sacks of 25kg size Monosodium Glutamate around Achida/Goronyo axis.
Also seized were seven sacks containing 800 cutlasses on November 20, 2019, while on Surveillance/Patrol around Ilella.
Comptroller Gimba appealed to the public to embrace legitimate trade and avoid smuggling in its entirety.
He informed, “Sokoto/Zamfara Command will not relent in its concerted effort at ensuring that smuggling activities are brought to the barest minimum within its jurisdiction”.