Customs intercepts 219 sacks of hashish, 940 ammunition in Ogun



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By Adejoke Adeleye, Ogun

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 219 sacks of hashish sativa, 940 ammunition and different prohibited items in Ogun.

The NCS controller of Ogun Space l, James Ojo whereas addressing a information convention in Abeokuta, stated that the command’s enforcement actions had led to the numerous seizure of 219 sacks and 1,725 parcels of hashish sativa, 940 rounds of reside ammunition, 44,466 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), 2,227 items of pneumatic foreign-used tires, 64 bales and 222 sacks of used garments.

Different interceptions, he stated, included 2,947 cartons of frozen poultry merchandise, 7,015 luggage of overseas parboiled rice, 21 models of automobiles, 3 models of bikes, and 115 pairs of used footwear with a Responsibility Paid Worth (DPV) of N770,666,237.00.

“These seizures will not be simply numbers, however they signify our relentless struggle towards smuggling and our willpower to guard the native financial system, guarantee public well being and security, and uphold the integrity of our borders,” he stated.

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James, whereas highlighting the detrimental results of prohibited items on the residents of Nigeria stated “Hashish sativa, generally referred to as marijuana or Indian hemp, is a psychoactive drug derived from the hashish plant. It has a devastating impact on the lives of its shoppers, particularly our youths.

“The rise in its abuse is of nice concern inside Nigerian society and a threat to our nationwide safety, on account of its potential affect on legal actions, equivalent to armed theft, banditry, cultism, kidnapping, terrorism, and different legal actions.”

He added that the interception of the prohibited objects was a transparent indication of the effectiveness of command intelligence-driven strategy and the sturdy methods put in place, saying this aligned with the Comptroller Common’s emphasis on innovation, as Customs continued to make use of superior methods and applied sciences to remain forward of smugglers and different {economic} saboteurs.


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