Customs impounds N30m Indian hemp at Seme

Ogun command intercepts 30 bags of Indian hemp smuggled from Benin Republic
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The Seme Border Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it intercepted 20 sacks of 1,582 parcels of Cannabis Sativa (Indian hemp) worth over N30 million smuggled into the country through the border.

Customs Public Relations Officer, Seme Area Command, Nuruddeen Saidu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Lagos.

The statement disclosed that the Customs Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller Mohammed Garba, confirmed that the items were concealed in a Mitsubishi Canter branded in Indomie no0dles insignia.

Garba said that the vehicle was believed to be coming from Ghana.

He said that Seme officers of his command seized the items through intelligence report and arrested one suspect.

Garba said that the arrest was made around Mowo-Elijah axis by Patrol Team ‘A’ led by CSC Abubakar Dakingari, supported by SC Hamisu, ASC I Umar Danbuzu, among others.

The Comptroller reiterated that the command would not relent in its efforts against illegal trade activities and other trans-border crimes.

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