Thu. May 30th, 2024

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday paraded nine Ghanaians who attempted to smuggle 201 bags of Cannabis Sativa, worth N200 million into Nigeria.

The Lagos commandant of the NSCDC, Okoro Eweka, at the parade in Lagos said that the foreigners were intercepted by the command’s marine unit on high sea at about 2:00 a.m. on February 20.

He said that the substances weighed between 45kg and 50kg. 

The commandant told journalists the NDLEA would conduct further tests to ascertain the appropriate weight of the exhibits after it must have handed the substances and the suspects to it.

“Though the NSCDC does not have the right on drugs, the interwoven connectivity between drug addition and vandalisatism of government’s critical Infrastructure necessitated this arrest.

“Based on the above, the Lagos command of NSCDC will hand the the suspects and the 201 bags of Cannabis Sativa estimated at over N200 million to the Lagos Command of the NDLEA,” Mr Eweka said.

The men and officers of the NDLEA from the Lagos command headed by Assistant Commander of Narcotics, Ighekfe Ojojoh, were on ground during the parade.

Mr Eweka said he was not happy that some citizens from a neighbouring country want to destroy the future of Nigerian youths through addiction to drug.

“The NSCDC is saddened that some citizens of a neighbouring country instead of supporting our government in Nigeria  on its intensive fight against illicit drugs choose to destroy the future of our youths.

“All the nine arrested carriers are Ghanaians and they used two big boats to convey the illegal substances from Ghana,” Mr Eweka said.

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