Customs Intercepts Cocaine, Colorado, Ammunition At Lagos Port

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced the seizure of illicit substances worth N4.279billion imported into the country through the Lagos seaport.

Speaking to journalists at the seizure site at Tin-Can Island Command of the service, the Comptroller General of the service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, disclosed that the illicit drugs and other contraband were imported from Canada and South Africa.

LEADERSHIP Weekend reports that the seized items were, Cocaine, Indian hemp, Colorado, live ammunition and chemicals for the manufacture of crystal methamphetamine.

According to the CGC, the weapons seized were five pistols and 445 rounds of live ammunition and several empty pistol magazines.

“The items seized were 65 packets of Colarado Indica weighing 32.5kg seized from 1X40FT Container No. UACU 534833/6 imported from Canada; 17 packets weighing 16.690kg confirmed to be Cocaine, 151 packets Colarado Indica weighing 107 kg, One piece Gen2 Airsoft pistol with serial No. 471908, empty magazine, 49 rounds of 7.62 mm live ammunition.

“197 rounds of 9mm live ammunition, precursor chemicals for the manufacture of crystal methamphetamine, 8bags weighing 25kg tartaric acid, 100 kegs of unspecified substances seized from 1x40ft Container No. MSCU 458177/0 imported from Durban South Africa. 40packets weighing 39.7kg confirmed to be Cocaine, 1026 packets weighing 688.2kg confirmed to be Colarado Indica, Two pistols without serial numbers, one pistol with Serial No AZYSRA6YSO12101181,” Adeniyi stated.

Others are, “three empty magazines, 275rounds of 5.5mm M16 Tavor live ammunition, Six rounds of 9mm blank ammunition seized from in 1x40ft container No. THRU 796807/1imported from Durban South Africa. 226 packets weighing 128kg confirmed to be Cannabis Indica seized from 1x40ft Container No.MEDU 785276/3 imported from Durban South Africa.’’

“The summary of the seized substances is 56.39kg of Cocaine valued at N 2.368billion and 955kg of Colorado Indica valued at 1,911,400,000, all with a street value of N4.279billion. The summary of the weapons seized is 5 pistols and 445 rounds of live ammunition and several empty pistol magazines.”





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