October 2, 2022

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Customs seizes 3,186 parcels of cannabis concealed in sand truck

Operatives of the Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service have intercepted 3,186 parcels of cannabis sativa valued at N91,488,977 being conveyed in a sand tipper along Seme-Badagry Expressway.

Public Relations Officer of the Command, Abdulahi Hussain, in a statement on Wednesday said the tipper was intercepted in the early hours of Tuesday based on credible intelligence reports.

According to Hussain, the vehicle, after careful examination, was found to contain 41 sacks containing 3,186 parcels of Cannabis Sativa, with Duty Paid Value of N91,488,977.

Controller of the Command, Comptroller Bello Jibo, commended the gallant officers who made the discovery.

Jibo urged them to sustain the tempo with a view to fighting smuggling within nooks and crannies of the Command in whatever form.

The controller advised the officers to always collaborate with the host community in ensuring a harmonious relation to achieve more results.

He called on the general public to cooperate with the Customs in its duty of implementing government policies to generate revenue and improve the economy.

Jibo said the Customs was also tasked with providing professional and quality service that would enhance development in the country.