Crime

Customs Partners Sister Agencies on Drug Trafficking

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, says it will continue to collaborate with other security agencies to rid the country of illicit drugs and harmful substances.

The Customs Area Controller, Ogun one command, Mr Peter Kolo stated this at Idi Iroko while handing over some dangerous substances confiscated by the command to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. 

Mr Kolo explained that 3,165 wraps cannabis sativa in coconut and book sizes with 290 sacks of the same product as well as 41 packets of tramadol capsules worth two hundred and thirty four million, four hundred and seventy seven thousand, eight hundred and sixty naira were intercepted by men and officers of the command.

He also announced that the command recorded seizure of 143 prohibited items with the duty paid value of 77 million, 4 hundred and 98 thousand, 1 hundred and forty million naira in the month of February.

Mr Kolo said the sum of three million, one hundred and thirty-five thousand, eight hundred and twenty thousand naira was realized as fees from the sale of seized petroleum products and auctioning of some scrap metals.

The Ogun one Customs Area Controller maintained that the command would not be distracted from performing its duties in spite of attacks on officers by daredevil smugglers and hoodlums.

Mr Kolo renewed the appeal on traditional rulers and community leaders to continue to educate the youths on the dangers of smuggling particularly the smuggling and consumption of harmful drugs.

Olusegun Folarin

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