Lagos NSCDC Recovers 101 Bags Of Cannabis Sativa, Apprehends 5 Suspected Dealers

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCSC), Lagos Command have intercepted no fewer than 101 bags of Cannabis Sativa of 50 kilogrammes each.

Five suspected drug dealers were also learnt to have been arrested in connection with the exhibit.

Our correspondent gathered that the consignment were intercepted by operatives attached to the Anti – Vandal Unit, of the Command,  led by its Head of Unit (HOU), Assistant Commandant of Corps (ACC) Musa Abdullahi Jibrin.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, DSC Abolurin Oluwaseun confirmed the arrest and recovery in a statement at the weekend.

He disclosed that the suspected dealers were intercepted at the wee hours, of Thursday, 20th October, 2022, on the high sea, close to Ibeshe waterways, around Badagry axis.

The command spokesperson added that the exhibits were suspected to be conveyed, into the country from the Republic of Ghana.

According to the release ” The gallant Anti – Vandal team of the Command, who intercepted the dealers of this hard drugs, noticed that five of them ( all male ), who sighted their uncompromising operational drive, immediately, jumped into the water for safety and escape. 

However, the well trained, gallant officers and men, did not engage in irrational release of fire, in a bid not to throw caution into the wind, but they remained focus and took possession of the Cannabis Sativa discovered, to be one hundred and one (101) bags of fifty kilograms (50kg) each also known as Indian Hemp, suspected to be conveyed, into the country from the Republic of Ghana”.

The Commandant Edenabu Okoro Eweka said 

the exhibit is estimated to be over sixty five million naira only, at market value.

The Commandant, while affirming the Command’s unflinching commitment, towards eradicating all forms of economic sabotage, said, “he would like to seize this opportunity to plead with foreigners not to compensate the good neighborliness of Nigeria, by flooding the nation with such highly intoxicating and evil products, which influence crimes and criminality, majorly, amongst the youths of our society.” 

He stated further that the Command, on professional grounds, has immediately notified the National Drug Law Enforcement  Agency ( NDLEA ), of the operation and will hand over the exhibit to the Agency accordingly.

Finally, he also seized the occasion to dedicate the recent operational successes of the Command, to the supply of logistics, from the NSCDC, National Headquarters, as at when due, especially, the new gun boat and vehicles recently deployed to the Lagos  Command by the Commandant General (CG), NSCDC, CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi, with  the clear intention to revamp and re – invigorate the Corps’ operational and tactical capacity, strength, vigour, tenacity, dexterity and consistency, in the fight against oil smugglers, vandals and other forms of criminality such as drug dealing in Lagos and its environ.

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