°Hands over 70 parcels of Cannabis Sativa to NDLEA
By Silas Onuoha
The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit
(FOU) Zone ‘B’ Kaduna, has recorded 132 seizures with the Paid Value (DPV) of N690, 821,657.94 Six Hundred and Ninety Million, Eight Hundred and Twenty One Thousand, Six Hundred and Fifty-Seven Naira and Ninety-Four Kobo only from 25 August 2022 to 27 October 2022 at various locations within the Zone.
Addressing newsmen yesterday, the Area Controller, Comptroller Albashir Hamisu psc(+) who is in charge of the Unit disclosed that 749 Bags of 50Kg Foreign Parboiled rice, 758 Bales & sacks of Foreign Second Hand clothing, 533 cartons of Foreign Spaghetti & Macaroni, 473 Cartons of Foreign Pharmaceuticals, 245 pieces of Used tyres, 221 Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), 116 cartons of Foreign Female Shoes were arrested and seized.
“Other items include: 20 Units of Used imported Vehicles, 4 means of conveyance, 65 Bags of 25Kg Foreign Parboiled Rice, 14 Cartons of foreign body cream, 8 sacks of foreign used shoes, 9 bales of Foreign Second Hand Bags, 12 cartons of Foreign cigarettes & Tobacco snuff, 59x5Litres Foreign Vegetable Oil, 10x25litres Foreign Vegetable Oil and 70 parcels of Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana).”
In the same vein, Comptroller Hamisu psc(+) handed over the arrested 70 parcels of Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) to the representative of the Commander NDLEA Kaduna, Assistant Commander of Narcotics (ACN) Ado Ali Kubau on the spirit of inter-agency collaboration.
While taking over, the representative of the Commander CAN AA Kubau commended the Unit for the zeal and commitment despite the technicalities and complexity of arresting drugs of this nature.
The CAC attributed the success of the Unit to the sharing of intelligence by other sister agencies and effective performance management.”I enjoined the good citizens to volunteer
information to stem the menace of smuggling in Nigeria,” he said.
The Comptroller appreciates the Fourth Realm of the Estate for their determination in disseminating the efforts of the Service in anti-smuggling drive.