The Lagos State command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted a truck carrying 498 cartons of codeine cough syrup worth N199.2 million.
The consignment, which originated from the United Kingdom and had 200 bottles in each carton, was intercepted along the Ijebu Ode-Ore road last week.
Thee controller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Lagos, Mohammed Uba, said two suspects had been arrested and would soon be handed over to NAFDAC for durther investigation and prosecution.
Recall that the federal government had placed a ban on the manufacturing, importation, distribution, sale and consumption of codeine syrup following the scandalous abuse of the substance among Nigerian youths.
The command also disclosed that this month, several interceptions and seizures including 21 exotic vehicles with duty paid value of N484,458,778 were made.
According to Uba, 9,504 bags of 50 kilogramme foreign parboiled rice, 436 jerrycans of vegetable oil, 333 cartons of frozen poultry products, and 287 bales of used clothing wwre among the seized items while 10 ssuspects were arrested.
He said that a total sum of N1,120,714,338 was recorded as revenue from 141 seizures made for the month under review.