The Ogun I Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has handed over 3,165 wraps of cannabis sativa, otherwise known as marijuana’, with duty paid value of N213.62m, to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
This was disclosed on Thursday in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Hammed Olayode.
Olayode said the handover of the illicit drugs was part of the efforts of the command in collaborating with the NDLEA to ensure that the country, particularly Ogun State, was free from illicit drugs particularly.
According to Olayode, other contrabands handed over to the agency included 41 packets Tramadol Capsules worth N20.50m
“In another development, the command has made appreciable progress again in its anti-smuggling activities by recording a total of 143 seizures of various prohibited items in the month of February, 2021 with a combined DPV of N77,498,144.00”
The Customs Area Controller in charge of the command, Comptroller PC Kolo, advised the community leaders on the need to educate the youths against the dangers of smuggling, particularly the smuggling of harmful drugs and consumption of same.
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