Nigeria: Customs intercept 553 parcels of Indian hemp at Seme border

THE Seme Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 553 parcels of cannabis sativa worth N10 million.

The Command in a statement by the Customs Area Controller of Seme Customs, Dera Nnadi on Friday, April 22, disclosed that four suspects were arrested in connection with the development.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Nnadi said officers of the Command, while on routine patrol along the Abidjan – Lagos Corridor, at about 4:03 pm on April 21, intercepted a Ford Bus with registration number, EPE 622 YC at Gbatrome, Badagry.

Following a search on the bus, seven large sacks containing 553 parcels of cannabis sativa, also known as Indian hemp, were discovered.

He explained that four male occupants of the vehicle – two civilians and two members of an unnamed security agency – conveying the contraband items were arrested.

According to Nnadi, the contraband narcotics and the vehicles used in conveying them were taken to the station at Seme and detained pending further investigations.

“Also taken to the station are the four male suspects who have volunteered statements.”

Nnadi noted that the two members of the unnamed security agency were handed over to their organisation for further necessary action.

Customs intercept 553 parcels of Indian hemp at Seme border

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