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Published On: Tue, Jun 10th, 2014

Customs seizs 107 sacks of cannabis

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From Seyi Ojelade, Ibadan.

Oyo/Osun Area Command of the Nigeria Custom Service, in the early hours of yesterday seized a White Ford Chevrolet bus loaded with 107 sacks of cannabis worth 963 kilogram.

Addressing the newsmen at the Command headquarters in Ibadan, the Custom Area Controller, Mr. Oteri Richard said the bus was intercepted around 4:30AM at Igboora in Ibarapa Central Local Government Area of Oyo State.

He said the command ‘s Crack Team led by DSC Alajogun J.A arrested a White Ford Chevrolet bus with registration number XW 193 GGE.

The Custom bus disclosed that nobody was apprehended as the culprits abandoned the bus when they saw men of the command but assured that through the vehicle documents found inside the bus further investigation would be made to arrest those involve.

Oteri who handed the illicit drugs to the state commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) Mrs Omobolade Faboyede called for synergy among security agencies in combating intensity of insecurity we have in the country.

Also, the command seized imported poultry products resulted from a renewed efforts and commitment to bring down to the barest minimum the incidence of smuggling within the command. He disclosed this on Friday.

One of the anti-smuggling teams of the command, led by Csc Efetobor. R.O intercepted a Mazda 3(black colour), Volkswagen Passat(black colour) and a bus(Blue colour) loaded with ten thousand cartons of frozen poultry product.

Oteri explained that the arrest was made along the Agbegi-Olodo axis of Osun State.

Destroying the poultry products in the presence of newsmen at the Apaja dump site in Oluyole Area of Ibadan in-company of relevant agencies, Otreri warned against importing contraband products to desist, saying the Command is battle ready.

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