Seme Customs intercepts 11.913kg of Cocaine worth N3.9 billion, petroleum products


The officers and men of the the Seme command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted eleven (11) parcels of substance suspected to be Cocaine in a Ford Transit bus conveying religious books.

The command’s spokesman, DSC Huassaini Abdullahi who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Friday stated that officers and men of the command intercepted the substance while conducting stop and search along the the Seme-Badagry Expressway at about 09:00hrs on Sunday January 23, 2022.

Abdullahi further disclosed that one suspect has been arrested in connection with the impounded goods.

He revealed that the Customs Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo while showcasing the seizure, explained that the substance was intercepted along Seme- Badagry Expressway at about 09:00hrs on Sunday January 23, 2022.

According to him, 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.

He added that the street value of the items was estimated to be three billion, nine hundred and sixteen million, six hundred and twenty-four thousand, one hundred and forty-seven Naira (N3,916,624,147.00) only.

“While appreciating the cooperation of sister agencies and relevant stakeholders at Seme border, the CAC reiterated the commitment of his officers and men in enforcing government fiscal policies for the overall national growth and development”, Abdullahi said.

He went on to disclose that command has initiated offensive patrol against the smuggling of petroleum products along the creeks within the Seme and Badagry axis.

“This renewed effort led to the interception of large quantities of petroleum products packaged in sacks on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

“The aforementioned items were successfully evacuated to the command premises where an examination was conducted. One thousand and sixty-five (1,065) jerrycans of petroleum products, thirty (30) litres each, equivalent to thirty one thousand, nine hundred and fifty (31,950) litres were discovered with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of Ten million, forty one thousand, one hundred and ninety-eight Naira (N10,041,198.00).

“Accordingly, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller 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”, he stated.

Photo: Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo of the Seme command of the Nigeria Customs Service showcasing some of the substance intercepted by the command recently.

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