During a routine patrol along the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor, the Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepted a Ford Bus with registration number EPE 622 YC at Gbatrome, Badagry, on Friday. The Command stated that upon search of the bus, its officers discovered seven large sacks containing 553 parcels of Cannabis Sativa (Indian Hemp) destined for Kaduna.
Four male occupants of the vehicle, including two civilians and two members of a sister security agency who were conveying the contraband items, were arrested. The value of the contraband narcotics was estimated to be around N10 million. The means of conveyance, the suspects, and the narcotics were taken to the station at Seme and detained for further investigations.
The four male suspects have provided statements, and a preliminary investigation suggests that the Indian hemp was destined for Kaduna. The two members of the sister security agency were handed over to their agency for further necessary action. A spokesperson for the Seme Command of the NCS, Abdullahi Hussaini, issued a statement on Friday providing details of the interception.