By Sandra Chukwunyere
In a continued fight against smuggling activities at the border areas, the Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has made seizures of 11.913 KG of Cocaine and 31,950 Litres of smuggled Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) along Badagry Creeks.
According to a press statement issued by Command spokesman, Hussaini Abdullahi the command noted that 11 parcels of Cocaine and 1065 jerrycans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) were intercepted on January 26, 2022 by Officers of the Command during patrol. He also noted that the Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the items seized is N10,041,198.00.
The Customs Area Controller of the Command, Compt. Bello Mohammed Jibo stressed that the offensive crackdown on the activities of the petroleum products smugglers is with a mission of getting them arrested wherever they are.
He reassured that the Command will continue to make life uncomfortable for the unpatriotic Nigerians trading illegal businesses in the area.
“The Officers and Men of the Command while conducting stop and search along Seme- Badagry Expressway intercepted 11 parcels of substance suspected to be Cocaine in a Ford Transit bus conveying religious books. Also, one suspect has been arrested in connection with the seizure” Jibo said.
According to the CAC, the substance was subjected to test and verification by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and was found to be cocaine weighing 11.913kg with the estimated street value of N3,916,624,147.00.
He however commended the cooperation of sister agencies and relevant stakeholders at Seme Border, reiterating the commitment of his Officers and Men in enforcing government fiscal policies for the overall national growth and development.