The Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday secured an order of the Federal High Court in Lagos to destroy 14 containers loaded with Tramadol, which have been seized from smugglers.
The order adopted an ex parte software taken earlier than Justice Saliu Saidu by the company.
The counsel for the Customs, Mr Bisi Ogunlowo, defined to the courtroom that the banned drug consignments have been intercepted between February and September this 12 months by the NCS operatives on obligation on the Apapa Wharf, Lagos.
He stated the 14 containers of the banned drug have been deserted by the smugglers, who fled upon being accosted for checks.
He added that for the reason that confiscation of the consignments, nobody had come ahead to put declare to the containers.
Ogunlowo stated a search by officers on the courtroom’s registry revealed that there have been no pending lawsuits in opposition to the NCS in respect of any of the consignments.
He, due to this fact, urged Justice Saidu to authorise the Customs to destroy the banned drug consignments pursuant to sections 167 and 169 (1), Schedule three of the Nigeria Customs Services Management Act Cap. C. 45 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
In granting the prayer, the choose held, “I’ve listened to the submission of the counsel in addition to gone by means of the affidavit in help of the appliance and the written deal with and the hooked up displays.
“The application is hereby granted as prayed.”