The Seme Customs Command has handed over 232 parcels of seized cannabis Sativa, locally called Indian hemp to officials of the NDLEA, Lagos State Command.
In recent times, there has been a robust improvement in the inter-agency cooperation between the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
According to the Vanguard, the Customs Area Controller, CAC, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo, disclosed that the seized substances are among 705 other items seized between January and March 2021, with a total Duty Paid Value of over N409 million.
While handing over the seized substances to officials of the NDLEA, Mr Jibo noted that the feat was as a result of the Command’s sustained tempo in the fight against smuggling.
Mr. Udotong Noah, Head of the NDLEA team said it takes a lot of integrity to insist that the right thing is done. The Controller may have come under pressure to release these substances but he did not.
Mr Udotong said, “We are grateful to the Customs Service and assure them that we will follow up with investigations to identify the smugglers and see to their prosecution”.