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NCS impounds N400m hard drugs

By Udeme Clement

The Western Marine Command of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, recently impounded 111 bags of hard drugs, cannabis sativa, smuggled into the country from Ghana with a market value of over N400 million.

The Customs Area Controller, CAC, of the Command, Comptroller Umar Yusuf, who made this known in Lagos, revealed that 10 suspects were arrested in connection with the smuggling.

He said: “During our investigations, we discovered that these drugs came from Ghana. Also, they have less smoke and are stronger than the type you see in Nigeria. We have a bilateral relation with Ghana, so it is imperative for us to meet with their government over this sensitive issue of national concern.

“The arrest was made possible by our officials working in the Customs Intelligence Unit, CIU. They operate at strategic areas of the marine where they send signals to other patrol units.”



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