A 40-foot container filled with drugs suspected to be Tramadol and Codeine has been intercepted by police officers in the Apapa Area Command of Lagos State.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the container was intercepted on water and taken to a bonded terminal in Apapa.

It was further learnt that a team of officers from Customs and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) joined the Area B Commander, Olasoji Akinbayo for inspection on Thursday, August 6.

The intercepted container is expected to be handed over to appropriate authorities for further investigation and prosecution.

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In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’ Owerri, Imo State, says it has intercepted, arrested and seized a registration numberless truck bearing the inscription Gini Ka Chukwu and allegedly carrying illegal and dangerous items worth Duty Paid Value of N9,620,000

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The items included Italian-made magnum data pump action of eight rounds, 200 set of military camouflage, 4,375 pieces of live ammunition, 1,160 packets of codeine and over 300 pieces of Tramadol among others.

Briefing journalists at the FOU, Zone C headquarters Owerri on Tuesday, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Kayode Olusemire, stated that intelligence officers in the unit tracked the truck.