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Navy Intercepts Over 90 Bags Of Cannabis In Lagos

The boats conveying the substances packed into 40 kg bags were said to have been intercepted based on a tip-off on suspected smuggling activities on Lagos waterways.


The suspected cannabis intercepted by the Navy

 

The commanding officers of the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Badagry and at the NNS Beecroft in Apapa, both Lagos State, have handed over 90 bags of substances suspected to be cannabis saliva have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NLDEA).

The Commanding Officer, NN FOB, Badagry, Navy Captain Aiwuyor Adams-Aliu; Commanding Officer, NNS Beecroft, Commodore Kolawole Oguntuga; and Commander of Narcotics, NDLEA, Paul Ahom, said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists.

The boats conveying the substances packed into 40 kg bags were said to have been intercepted at various points of the Lagos waterways based on a tip-off on suspected smuggling activities on the waterways.

A sample from the seized collection of substances suspected to be cannabis sativa was unravelled by the commanding officer of the Nigerian Navy FOB in Badagry.

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The items totalling 27 bags valued at over N35 million, according to the commander, were intercepted after a boat was sighted offloading them at Pako Beach in the Badagry area of Lagos

With operations ongoing to arrest those behind the illicit trade, the items were handed over to NDLEA officers for further investigation.

Similarly, at the NNS Beecroft in Apapa, 66 bags of the same controlled substances were loaded onto a truck after the command handed them over to the NDLEA.

While the street value is not specified, the arrest and seizures were made possible as a result of intelligence-gathering, quick response and the state-of-the-art falcon eye.