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Customs seizes 90 bags of Indian hemp

04 June 2015, 18:38

Ogun - The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has seized 90 bags of Indian hemp weighing 1,259kg from suspected traffickers in the border town of Imeko in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state.

It also intercepted smuggled goods worth N122.5 million.

The Customs Area Controller for the Ogun Command, Haruna Mamudu while briefing newsmen, on Wednesday in Abeokuta, said Customs officials along the Imeko axis of the state made the seizure which was neatly packed in 359 parcels and 90 sacks from traffickers operating in the area.

Also read: Customs denies withdrawing operatives from border stations

Mamudu said that the 359 parcels were seized last Sunday, and the other 90 sacks containing the Indian hemp were confiscated about two weeks.

He said that the illicit substance was seized from the traffickers following a tip-off.

According to him, the seizure and the handing over of the consignment of Indian hemp to the NDLEA was part of the cooperation existing between the various security agencies regarding the fight against crime.

Mamudu also said that the command in the first four months of this year, generated the sum of N2 356 937 173.89 as against N1 985 420 606.16 collected within the same period in 2014, making a difference of N371 516 567.73.

- News 24

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