Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun Command Hands Over N103 Million Worth Cannabis Sativa To NDLEA

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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday in Abeokuta, handed large quantity of weeds suspected to be Cannabis Sativa earlier intercepted by its operatives over to the state command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The contraband worth N102, 848, 768 was subjected to a test before newsmen by the NDLEA, using the United Nation’s testing kits to ascertain its originality.

The items included 319 sacks (raw), 476 units, wrapped in book size as well as 96 other units, wrapped in coconut size were all handed over to the State Commander of the narcotics agency, Ishaku Yusuf Kwajafa.

The handing over of the substances held within the NCS premises in Abeokuta, Customs Controller for Ogun Area 1 Command, Comptroller Makinde Bamidele said the handing over was done in line with the existing respect for each agency’s statutory functions, as well as to further strengthen the synergy between NCS and the NDLEA.

Makinde explained that handing over of the seizure, which was made within the past four months when he assumed duty of the command, has the approval of the Controller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Ahmed Ali.

In his remark, NDLEA Commander in Ogun, Kwajafa, who appreciated the seizure, said without the assistance of the NCS’ operatives, Ogun State would have been witnessing “serious crisis” if the contraband have found its way into the society.

He said NDLEA would continue to value the existing cooperation between the two agencies so as to spur the Customs to do more.

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