Customs Intercepts N308m Indian Hemp, Hands Over Suspects To NDLEA


The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday, handed over a total of 3,851kg of Indian Hemp known as Cannabis Sativa with a street value of N308million to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).


Speaking to journalists, the acting Comptroller, FOU, Zone A, Compt. Hussein Ejibunu, said two suspects, Ebuka Mbamalu and Iruka Chita, were arrested in connection to the cannabis along Ogere-Ilaro highway in Ogun State.


According to him, the two suspects had, however, been handed over to the NDLEA for further investigation and persecution.


Both suspects were in possession of 627.0kg and 80 parcels of Cannabis Sativa, respectively.


While handing over the suspects to NDLEA, Ejibunu stressed the importance of synergy among law enforcement agencies, which he said already exists between the Customs and the anti-narcotics agency.


He said, “As a nation, it is our responsibility to ensure the security of lives and property and to…

Source: Leadership Newspaper