Customs Intercepts N2bn Indian hemp in Lagos 

Customs seizes 48 sacks of Indian hemp in Kwara 
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Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday said it intercepted 29,660 parcels of Cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) worth over N2 billion in Lagos. 

Controller of the command, Abubakar Umar, said the weed weighing 16,663kg was imported from Ghana through the waterways.

“Aside from the Cannabis sativa, my men also impounded between June and October 1,575 bags of foreign parboiled rice equivalent to more than two trailer loads of rice worth N39,375,000.00; 28,735 litres of PMS contained in 1,077 kegs of 25 liters equivalent to about one truck load of PMS worth N4,921,700.00; seven wooden boats with four engines as means of conveyance worth Nl3,750,000.00; and two sacks of suspected gunpowder. The total number of seizures is 16 with a duty paid value of N2,233,808,950,” he said. 

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