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Authorities seize consignment of tramadol in Far North

Customs officials in the Far North Region have seized a heavy consignment of drugs from suspected dealers in the border towns along the Cameroon-Nigeria corridor.

Presenting the consignment at the esplanade of the Divisional Officer of Fotokol in the Far North Region, authorities revealed they had seized 27 tons of tramadol in the space two months around the villages bordering the Nigerian town Gambaru.

Authorities revealed to the press that a customs agents carried out operations in Gardoumba after a tip off from locals where they could lay hands on twelve bales of drugs well wrapped, sealed and kept in a building that was abandoned since 2014.

The bales that were immediately taken to the divisional had as inscriptions “tomatoes for sale” so as to deviate any suspicion.

However, unveiling the contents, 200 packs of tramol were found inside with an estimated 2.400.000 tablets  estimated at over 360 million Francs CFA.

This recent development comes to add to 50kg of tramadol that was seized on April 12 by customs officer in Fotokol who say the local has become the principal gateway for the product in the country after measures were taken to tighten up the borders between Cameroon and Nigeria.

Published on 28.04.2020

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