NCS seizes 371 packs of cannabis, 98 packs of diazepam in Kano


By Abiodun OBA

The Nigeria Customs Service, Kebbi State Command has intercepted371 parcels of Cannabis sativa, also known as Indian hemp and 98 packs of diazepam.

The commander, Kebbi State command of the Nigerian Customs Service, Dr. Ben Oramalugo made the disclosure while handing over the seized drugs to the state commandant of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Usman Suleiman.

The seizure which was made within the last 10 days by the command also includes 10 sacks of snuff, 1080 pieces of donkey skin, 37 bags of foreign rice, 16 bales of second-hand clothing, 300 litres of Petroleum Motor Spirits and Toyota Corolla car means as means of conveyance.

Oramalugo said he put the value of the drugs seized at ninety-four million, eight hundred and fifty-four thousand, four hundred and nine naira only, N94,884,409.00.

According to him, “Recall that ten days ago, precisely on 14th August 2023, during our last press briefing, we made a vow that henceforth, there would be no breathing space for smugglers in Kebbi command, especially those who smuggle drugs and other items injurious to our health and the nation’s economy.

“To this end, we directed our officers to intensify surveillance in all the nooks and crannies of the state, having had a credible intelligence on their impending activities.

“The duty paid value of the seized items is one hundred and sixty four million, eight hundred and fifteen thousand, six hundred and twenty-nine naira”.

Earlier in his remarks, the CAC commiserate with the families of his two of his personnel who lost their lives along Bunza – Koko – Dakingari road on Thursday.

“This sad incident, although regrettable will not deter us or dampen the morale of officers and men of the command.

“We shall continue to double our effort and synergy with all the relevant agencies in order to stem the menace of drugs smuggling in the state.

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