The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Seme border Command said it intercepted 553 parcels of cannabis sativa worth N10 Million while on routine patrol along the Abidjan – Lagos Corridor on Friday.
The service according to a press statement made available to our correspondent by the Public Relations Officer of the command; Abdullahi Husseni, the cannabis sativa was concealed inside a Ford Bus with registration number EPE 622 YC at Gbatrome, Badagry.
The command said upon search of the bus, seven large sacks containing 553 parcels of Cannabis Sativa, also known as Indian hemp, were discovered.
He said four male occupants of the vehicle, consisting of two civilians and two members of one of the sister security agencies conveying the contraband items, were arrested.
The command further informed that the narcotics, which was worth about N10million and the means of conveyance have been 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.
The command however said the two members of one of the sister security agencies were handed over to their agency for further necessary action.
While also stating that preliminary investigation following the questioning of the suspects revealed that the Indian hemp was destined for Kaduna State.
Meanwhile, the Area Controller of the Command Comptroller Dera Nnadi has condemned this nefarious means of earning a living by some members of the society, who have no consideration for the damaging effects of hard drugs which contribute to crime in the country.
He enjoined members of the society who traverse the Seme Corridor to take advantage of the trade facilitation effort of the Nigeria Customs Service and engage in legitimate business.