Customs intercepts over N3b worth of cocaine in Seme
The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted cocaine weighing 11.913kg with a street value of N3,916,624,147.00.
This was confirmed by the Customs Area Controller of Seme Command, Compt. Bello Mohammed Jibo, on Thursday.
Jibo explained that the substance was intercepted along Seme- Badagry Expressway at about 09:00 hrs on Sunday 23 January 2022.
He said: “Consequently, 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.”
Jibo also confirmed that the Command on Wednesday 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 Naira (N10,041,198.00) only.
He said the items were intercepted after the Area Command initiated offensive patrol against the smuggling of petroleum products along the creeks within the Seme and Badagry.
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.
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.