Customs seizes cannabis worth N150m

Customs seizes cannabis worth N150m

Thursday, February 11, 2016 8:12 pm

The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday said it intercepted cannabis worth N150million ($750,000) and arrested a suspect.

Umar Yusuf, controller of the command, the seizure was made on Feb. 9 in Badagry and a 25-year-old suspect known as Bala Mamudu, of Awuse village, Ojo, Lagos, was arrested.

The drug has been handed over to the Lagos commander of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Alhaji Sule Aliyu.

According to NAN, the handover was done in the presence of the Zonal Coordinator of Customs, an Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, Mr Eporwei Edike.

Yusuf said that his team was liaising with other security agencies to check smugglers.

He said the command had repaired 14 of its patrol boats.

Yusuf appealed to the Customs authorities for more training of offciers and men of the command..

He pledged that his team would never relent in the drive to ward off smugglers.

The controller said that the seizure surpassed every seizure ever made by the command.

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