Customs Seizes Over N3 Billion Worth of Cocaine Along Seme/Badagry Expressway

*Intercepts , 31, 950 Litres of Petroleum Products in Seme

THE Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has reported the seizure of cocaine weighing 11.913kg with an estimated street value of Three Billion, Nine Hundred and Sixteen Million, Sux Hundred and Twenty-Four Thousand, One Undred and Forty-Seven (N3,916,624,147.00) Naira.

The service made the disclosure in a press statement issued and signed by the commands spokesperson, DSC Hussaini Abdullahi.

Area Comptroller, Compt. Bello Mohammed Jibo, disclosed that the substance was intercepted along Seme-Badagry Expressway on Sunday, January 23, l 2022.

Compt. Jibo added that 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.

While appreciating the cooperation of sister agencies and relevant stakeholders at Seme Border, the CAC reiterated the commitment of his command in enforcing government fiscal policies for the overall national growth and development.

The command also intercepted One thousand and sixty-five, 1065, jerrycans of petroleum products with Duty Paid Value, DPV, of Ten million, Forty-One Thousand, One Hundred and Ninety-Eight (N10,041,198.00) Naira only.

The seizure, according to the command, is coming after it initiated an offensive patrol initiative against the smuggling of petroleum products along the creeks within the Seme and Badagry axis.

Compt.Jibo, pointed out that the crackdown on the activities of the petroleum products smugglers is aimed at curtailing the illegal deal on petroleum and other illicit products. According to him, the command is poused to make life difficult for the unpatriotic Nigerians conducting illegal businesses around the area.

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