Nigerian Customs intercepts 232 sacks of marijuana worth N1.1bn

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The Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Western Marine Command, says it intercepted 232 sacks of marijuana worth N1.1bn between July and September, this year.

The Acting Area Comptroller, DC Enonche Ochiba, told a media conference in Lagos, on Friday, that used foreign shoes, second-hand clothing, Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, foreign Rice, hard drugs were also intercepted during the period under review.

According to Mr Ochiba, the coastal and harbour patrol officers, together with the Comptroller’s Surveillance and Monitoring team, while on patrol along Kuramo Beach accosted and intercepted the 232 sacks suspected to be Cannabis Sativa, popularly known as ‘Marijuana.

He noted that the haul had an average weight of 46Kg per sack, giving an estimated total of 10,672Kg with a street value of N1,120,560,000.00.

He said no arrest was, however, made as the smugglers dived into the sea on sighting the patrol team.

Mr Ochiba added that while on stop and search operations along the waterways at Pashi, in the Yekeme axis, the operatives of the Command discovered some powdery substances suspected to be heroin concealed in a carton of Indomie noodles weighing 1.52Kg and valued N40, 860,841.02.

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