April 19, 2024

Customs, Western Marine Command Hands Over 120 Sacks of Seized Cannabis Sativa To NDLEA

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Customs, Western Marine Command Hands Over 120 Sacks of Seized Cannabis Sativa To NDLEA

By Okezie Nnadi

The Nigeria Customs Service, Western Marine Command, has today handed over 120 Sacks containing 10,551 Loaves of Cannabis Sativa to the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA at Ibafon, Apapa, Lagos.

Speaking at the event, the WMC Area Controller, Compt. O.A Salefu disclosed that this was in line with upholding the spirit the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Nigeria Customs Service and Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA signed on the April 4, 2023 to ensure synergy and collaboration in tackling illicit trafficking in hard drugs along Nigeria’s entry and exit points. Hence, the handing over of 120 sacks of Cannabis Sativa with a total value of N704,518,000.00 to the NDLEA for further Agency action.

He added that the 120 Sacks being handed over to the NDLEA today, were seized in 3 different operations at Jegemo Island, opposite Iworo Ajido Waterfront and Ashipa Beach, along Seme border on the November 29, 2023, December 2, 2023 and January 19,2024.

The Western Marine Command’s henchman also praised his officers and men for their hard work, dedication and bravery to puncture the reign of Smugglers of hard drugs. ” The seizure is also a product of our Command’s wide network of intelligence, the Western Marine Command remains steadfast in it’s commitment to safeguard the nation’s economic interest by working with sister Agencies”. He called on all Nigerians to desist from illicit and illegal cross border trade practices, as it’s bad for the general economic and health welfare of the citizens

Speaking after Receiving the seized Cannabis from Customs ,the Commander, NDLEA, Paul Ohom,Commander, Narcotics Marine operations,thanked Comptroller Salefu for the massive seizures ,which he noted was the first in 2024,and pledged continued collaboration between the NDLEA and the command,even as he extended the appreciation of Col.Buba Marwa (Rtd),the NDLEA boss to the Western Marine Customs Controller,O A Salefu.
Answering questions earlier, Comptroller Salefu warned drug smugglers and other unpatriotic traders that hard times await them at the command,as the command would do everything within the ambits of its operations to deal decicevely with them.
He noted that hard drugs have ruined the lives of Nigerian youths, and this portend grave consequences for the nation
Ahom further promised that in an effort to stop the smuggling of drugs into the nation, the NDLEA will keep strengthening its alliance with Customs

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