Customs intercepts 130 packs of Indian hemp hidden in book, coconut packs


By Olusola AJIBADE (Abeokuta)

*Ogun Comptroller of Customs, Mr. Sani‎ Madugu.

NIGERIA: THE Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted large quantities of Indian hemp in the state.

The cannabis sativa, according to the command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Aliyu Maiwada, were hidden in 42 compressed book packs and 88 coconut packs at Ihunbo-Okeodon in Idiroko area of the state.
Maiwada explained further in a news release signed by him that the interception was carried out by the Rapid Response Squad of the command after a credible intelligence was made available to it.
Maiwada added that the cannabis was kept inside four bales of second hands clothing materials and shoes.
“The Rapid Response Squad of Ogun Area Command based on credible intelligence intercepted four bales of second clothing/shoes suspected to have been used to conceal compressed packs of cannabis sativa (Indian Hemp) at Ihunbo-Oke Odan creeks along Idiroko road,” he said.
He further said: “Upon thorough examination, forty two (42) compressed book packs and eighty eight (88) coconut packs of Cannabis Sativa (popularly known as Indian hemp) were uncovered.”
“To this end, the Customs Area Controller (Comptroller Sani Madugu) directed the seizing Officer to immediately handover the said items to NDLEA Idiroko Command for investigation, in line with the existing cordial relationship and synergy between sister security agencies working in the border,” Maiwada further said.

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