Officials arrest soldier smuggling cannabis at Seme border

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The Joint Border Patrol Team in Seme, Lagos State, has arrested a serving soldier attempting to smuggle 20 wraps of cannabis into Nigeria.

The soldier, identified as Hassan Hassan, is a horse personnel serving in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Hassan was reportedly arrested around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday while trying to smuggle 20 wraps of cannabis on his motorcycle with registration number Lagos TG 451 QN from Benin Republic.

According to an official, upon interrogation, Hassan claimed he was on pass at 243 Recce Batallion Barracks, Ibereko, Badagry.

“The soldier, along with the exhibit have been taken to Seme Customs Area Command for further investigation,” the official said. 

Customs Spokesman at Seme, Abdullahi Hussaini, confirmed the arrest.

Hussaini said the Acting Area Comptroller of Customs in Seme, Chedi Wada, had directed that the suspect be handed over to 243 Recce Battalion, Ibereko, Badagry, for further disciplinary action.

Hussaini said that the 20 wraps of Indian Hemp had been handed over to the National Drugs Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Seme Command.

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