The Nigerian Customs Service(NCS) Federal Operations Unit (FOU) , Zone ‘B’, Kaduna has handed over 70 parcels of the Cannabis Sativa, which it seized , to the Nigerian Drugs Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA), in the spirit of inter agency cooperation.
It also impounded other 131 different goods ,worth N690, 821,657.94 in Duty Paid Value(DPV) in several locations, within its jurisdiction, between August 25, and October 27, 2022.
The Controller of the Unit , Comptroller Albashir Hamisu, who did the handing over , during a briefing, attributed the success of the Unit to the sharing of intelligence with it by other sister agencies and effective performance management.
He further enjoined the citizens to volunteer information to stem the menace of smuggling in Nigeria.
While taking delivery of the parcels of Cannabis Sativa from Comptroller Hamisu, the representative of the Commander of NDLEA ,in Kaduna, Assistant Commander of Narcotics (ACN) Ado Ali Kubau, said he commended the Unit for its zeal and commitment , despite the technicalities and complexity of seizing drugs.
Comptroller Hamisu disclosed that the seized goods , include 749 Bags of 50Kg Foreign Parboiled rice, 758 bales & sacks of foreign second hand clothing, 533 cartons of foreign made spaghetti & macaroni, 473 cartons of foreign pharmaceuticals, 245 pieces of used tyres, 221 litres of premium motor spirit (PMS) and 116 cartons of foreign female shoes .
Other items according to him, are 20 Units of used imported vehicles, four means of conveyance, 65 Bags of 25Kg of foreign parboiled rice, 14 cartons of foreign body cream, 8 sacks of foreign used shoes and 9 bales of foreign second hand bags.
Hamisu also listed 12 cartons of foreign cigarettes & tobacco snuff, 59×5 litres of foreign vegetable oil, 10 x25litres of foreign vegetable oil among the seizures.