In a joint operation along the Gbagbe – Kwara axis, the Odo/Orita Outstations of the Nigeria Customs, Oyo/ Osun Command recently intercepted a Golf III, red wagon car loaded 369 parcels of Indian hemp.
According to a press release issued by the Command and signed by Customs Area Controller, Mr. Richard Oteri, the Indian hemp were hidden in bales of second clothing, popularly called, Okrika, which is also a prohibited item.
“This arrest came on the heels of the recent charge by the management team led by ACG Adeyemo Grace that visited the Command on inspection and a renewed commitment of Officers and Men of Oyo/Osun Command to ensure that the entire Command remain impregnable for unwholesome goods,” the statement read.
And to further build on the robust inter agency collaboration and synergy existing among the sister agencies in the State, the Service handed over the 369 parcels of the illicit drug to the Oyo State Commander of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mrs. Faboyede Omolade.
In her response, the NDLEA boss commended the Area Command for their unwavering support in keeping the State free from the activities of recalcitrant unpatriotic elements and assured the Service of building on the robust partnership between both organizations in order to make the State and indeed the country at large a safe place for the citizens.