The Seme Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 553 parcels of cannabis sativa worth N10 million at Badagry, Lagos State.
The Customs Area Controller of the command, Dera Nnadi, who disclosed this in a statement at the weekend, said four suspects had been arrested.
Nnadi explained that Customs officers, who were on routine patrol along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor, intercepted a Ford bus with registration number EPE 622 YC at Gbatrome, Badagry.
He said upon search of the bus, seven large sacks containing 553 parcels of cannabis sativa were discovered.
Nnadi revealed that the arrested four male occupants of the vehicle comprised two civilians and two members of one of the sister security agencies conveying the contraband items.
He said the contraband narcotics valued at N10 million and the means of conveyance were taken to the station at Seme and detained pending further investigations.
According to him, two members of one of the sister security agencies were handed over to their agency for further necessary action.
Nnadi said a preliminary investigation following the questioning of the suspects revealed that the cannabis sativa was destined for Kaduna State.
Nnadi condemned the nefarious means of earning a living by some members of the society, who have no consideration for the damaging effects of hard drugs that contribute to crime in the country.
He enjoined members of the society who traverse the Seme Corridor to take advantage of the trade facilitation effort of the NCS and engage in a legitimate business.
The Customs Area Controller charged stakeholders, officers of the service and sister border agencies along the corridor to remain vigilant.
Nnadi also directed them to ensure all facilities and critical government infrastructures in their area of responsibility are protected during this festive period.