Customs Handovers Multi-million Naira Illicit Substances To NDLEA In Lagos

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday, handed over confiscated illicit drugs to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The illicit substances were seized during joint examination by NDLEA, Customs and other security agencies at the Tincan Seaport in Lagos.

The seized containers were tracked by the anti-narcotic agency based on credible intelligence from international partners.

Chairman/chief executive officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), and the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, commended the synergy between the two law enforcement agencies, saying the collaboration was a strong warning to drug cartels that they will continue to lose their investments in the criminal trade.

The items handed over to NDLEA by thr NCS include; 65 packets of Colorado, a strain of cannabis weighing 32.5kg seized from 1X40FT Container No. UACU 534833/6 imported from Canada; 17 parcels of cocaine weighing 16.690kg; 151 parcels of Colorado weighing 107kg; some precursor chemicals among others seized from 1x40ft Container No. MSCU 458177/0 imported from Durban South Africa; 40 packets of cocaine weighing 39.7kg; 1026 packets of Colorado weighing 688.2kg seized from 40ft container No. THRU 796807/1 imported from Durban South Africa and 226 packets of Colorado weighing 128kg seized from 40ft container No. MEDU 785276/3 imported from Durban, South Africa.

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