Nigeria Customs intercepts cannabis worth N150 million

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The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday said it intercepted cannabis worth N150 million and arrested a suspect.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the illicit drug was handed over to the Lagos commander of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Sule Aliyu.

Handing over the items and the suspect, the controller of Western Marine Command, Umar Yusuf, said the seizure was made on February 9 in Badagry.

He said a 25-year-old suspect, Bala Mamudu, of Awuse village, Ojo, Lagos, was arrested.

According to him, the team was liaising with other security agencies to check smugglers.

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

Mr. Yusuf appealed to the customs authorities for more training of officers and men of the command.

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

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

(NAN)


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