Seme Customs Command intercepts 232 parcels of Indian Hemp worth N3m, hand drugs over to NDLEA special border command

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The end to the hitherto  transit of  narcotics and other banned drug substances through  Seme Border,  appears in sight,  as Seme Command of the Nigerian  Customs service , NCS, says it has increased its surveillance and search for drug peddlers and barons alike , with a view to arresting  the  alarming illicit drug trade .                                                   

This singular approach was said to have  yielded great dividends recently when the  command under the watch of  Comptroller Bello Mohammad Jibo, intercepted 232 parcels of  neatly wrapped Indian hemp, other wise known as  Cannabis  Sativa,  with a street value of  N2, 933,358,.40.     

The seizure which was exhibited before Journalists yesterday,  Wednesday,  March 31,2021, at the Commands seizure yard , was said to be in tandem with recent renewed efforts in combating the illicit drug trade in Nigeria under the leadership of Brigadier Buba Marwa, (Rtd). 

 At a short handing over ceremony, Seme Border Commander of the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr. Udotong Noah Essien, who could not hide his appreciation, commended the gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Customs Service, Seme Command, for intercepting  and seizing of the banned   drugs along the beach line.

Commander Essien , while officially receiving the illicit drug parcels from Seme Command Customs Comptroller, Mohammed Bello Jibo, in the  presence of  news hunters,  praised the  inter Agency cooperation  of the Customs  boss.

The  cannabis suspected to have been smuggled in from a  neighbouring West Africa country ,is expected to be destroyed at a later date. 

Jibo in his statement while handing over the drugs,  noted  that the fight against drugs was for all members of the  society ,considering that the trauma, physical and psychological harm drugs do to the society,  especially the youths,  cannot be over emphasized .

The  Comptroller confirmed  that his personnel have great synergy and cordial working relationship with all the sister security agencies at the  border,  moreso NDLEA

Essien , further appreciated the collaboration between his Agency and Customs, attributing the success of  the seizure to such synergy.

 He assured that  his Agency would ensure that the Brains behind  smuggling of illicit drug into the country,  were apprehended,  while enjoining other sister agencies at the border,  to up their  level of cooperation, to enable them achieve their set goals and objectives .

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