While conducting journalists round the seized items, the Unit Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba said some of the items were intercepted along Ijebu Ode expressway, in Ogun state, others were evacuated from Oluwalogbon Motors in Ikeja, Lagos based on credible information.
He added that ten suspects were arrested in connection with all the seizures saying some had been released on administrative bail while the rest were still held up in the service detention facility.
Comptroller Uba maintained that the codeine syrup which was intercepted by his officers is valued at one hundred and ninety nine million, two hundred thousand naira only with two suspects in its custody.
He further stated that the substance and the suspects would be handed over to the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for further investigation and prosecution in court of competent jurisdiction.
Mohammed said, “Also, two containers were seized while 1/40 container with no PCIU922650/8 was seized for carrying 525 bales of second hand clothing as against used motor cycles declared in SGD.
“A forty container with number PCIU871664/5 was seized for carrying eleven jumbo bales of jeans, 365 cartons of new clippers,, 145 cartons of new bags as against adhesive dressing declared.
“Within the period under review, we have also recovered sixty seven million, three hundred and seventy five Naira . Ten suspects have been arrested in connection with these 143 seizures,” he stated.