Maritime Report

May 3, 2024

Kano Int’l airport Customs intercepts man, seizes drugs

Kano airport

By Godfrey Bivbere & Providence Ayanfeoluwa

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, on Monday in Kano/Jigawa Area Command, in collaboration with other security agencies, intercepted a passenger at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, making a seizure of hard drugs.

A statement from the Public Relations Officer, Saidu Nuruddeen, said that the successful operation was a testament to the effectiveness of inter-agency collaboration and the commitment of the personnel to combating smuggling and ensuring national security.

A passenger arriving from Cairo through Ethiopian Airlines flight ET941 was intercepted during a joint security check. The examination of the passenger’s luggage revealed 241 empty packages of OTRAVIN and 80 pieces of OTRAVIN nasal drops.

He said that the National Agency for Food and Drugs Commission, NAFDAC, who is a key partner in the joint security check, has expressed interest in the seized items, particularly the nasal drops. In accordance with due process, the items have been detained, and a smooth transfer to NAFDAC is being facilitated.

Nuruddeen claimed that the Area Controller, Compt Dauda Ibrahim Chana, has commended the Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir    Adeniyi, and his management team for their support in the operation.

He equally appreciated the dedication and professionalism of the personnel of the Service and those of NDLEA, NAFDAC, and NQS who worked together to achieve this remarkable outcome.