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Customs Seize N19.6m Worth of Sexual Enhancement Drugs in Sokoto

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A significant consignment of sexual enhancement drugs, valued at N19.6 million, has been intercepted by the Nigerian Customs Service (NSC) joint border patrol team, Sector 4, operating in Sokoto State.

Kolapo Oladeji, the Coordinating Comptroller, revealed this development during a briefing with journalists on Thursday, February 15, 2024. The interception took place at the Kajiji area along the Sokoto-Jega Road, based on intelligence received by the team.

Oladeji emphasized the perilous health risks associated with these drugs, noting that some of them were falsely labeled with counterfeit NAFDAC registration and expiry dates.

In addition to intercepting the sex enhancement drugs, the Customs team also halted trucks transporting food items destined for Niger Republic through the Kebbi border.

In addressing the issue, Oladeji stated, “We will spare no effort in curbing food smuggling out of the country, especially given the current economic situation. The exorbitant prices of food items are a result of the unpatriotic actions of certain individuals.”

Despite border closures imposed by ECOWAS, smuggling activities persist, contributing to the scarcity of essential goods domestically. Oladeji affirmed the Customs’ commitment to tracking down smugglers and preventing the outflow of vital resources.

He warned, “We will continue to pursue them and obstruct their routes. Anyone caught engaging in these illicit activities will face severe legal consequences.”

Furthermore, the agency seized 60 jerry cans of petrol along the Illela border, which were subsequently auctioned to the public as part of their enforcement efforts.