The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted cocaine weighing 11.913kg, believed to be worth N3.9billion in street value.
Customs Public Relations Officer, Seme Command, Hussaini Abdullahi in a statement, said the Area Command on Wednesday also intercepted 1,065 jerrycans of petroleum products with Duty Paid Value of N10.41miilion.
“This came after the Area Command initiated offensive patrol against the smuggling of petroleum products along the creeks within the Seme and Badagry,” he said.
“The Customs Area Controller, Compt. Bello Mohammed Jibo stressed that the offensive crackdown on the activities of the petroleum products smugglers is with a mission of getting them arrested wherever they are.
“He reassured that the Command will continue to make life uncomfortable for the unpatriotic Nigerians trading illegal businesses in the area.
“Speaking earlier on the cocaine seizure, Jibo explained that the substance was intercepted along Seme- Badagry Expressway at about 09:00 hrs on Sunday, 23 January 2022.
“Consequently, the substance was subjected to test and verification by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control and was found to be cocaine weighing 11.913kg.
“While appreciating the cooperation of sister agencies and relevant stakeholders at Seme Border, the CAC reiterated the commitment of his officers and men in enforcing government fiscal policies for the overall national growth and development,” he said.