723 PARCELS OF CANNABIS, CONTRABANDS ITEMS WORTH N32 MILLION SEIZES BY CUSTOMS IN KEBBI.

723 PARCELS OF CANNABIS, CONTRABANDS ITEMS WORTH N32 MILLION SEIZES BY CUSTOMS IN KEBBI.

FROM : AYODELE AJOGE, BIRNIN-KEBBI.

Left, Mr. Joseph Attah, Area Controller of Customs, Kebbi State. Right, Mr. Peter Oduadu. Cmdr. NDLEA Kebbi state.

Kebbi State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs today (Thursday) handed over contraband items with street value put at N32 million and 723 parcel of cannabis sized by the Command were handed over to the National Drugs and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Birnin-Kebbi, the State capital.

In a statement signed and made available to news men by the Public Relation Officer of the Command, Nasiru Manga stated that the seizure were made within three weeks.

Manga explained that the seized items were handed over to the NDLEA in line with inter-Agency collaborations between Customs and the NDLEA.

The statement read further that, the new Area Controller of Customs, Mr. Joseph Attah stressed that the 723 percels of 1kg each of cannabis sativa which street value stood at N28.9 million were saized by the gallant officers and men of the Command along Kamba/Bunza high ways based on credible intelligence.

While reeling out the Command achievements within three weeks of Comptroller Attah's assumption of Office, he enumerated that the renewed onslaught against smugglers in the State has started yeilding positive results.

"In addition to the 723 percels of cannabis, we also seized 8,850 liters of petrol, 16 bales of second hand clothing and other items with street value put at N32.56 million".

The Area controller while reitrating his Command's stand on zero tolerance for smuggling of fuel and foreign rice, allayed the fears of rice farmers in the State, pointing out that his Command was ready to support them to see that modalities are put in place to ensure that activities of smugglers do not affect their productions.

In his responds, the NDLEA Commander, Mr. Peter Oduadu appreciates the Kebbi Area Command of Customers for the senergy to rid the State of drugs trafficking, assuring that his Command would dispose off the case in according with the law.

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