Customs Hands Over Seized Indian Hemp Worth N23m To NDLEA

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Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday handed over 484 parcel of seized Indian hemp valued at over N23 million to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kaduna State.

The comptroller of the FOU Al-Bashir Hamisu who handed over the drugs said the unit under his leadership is committed more than ever before to rid off activities of smugglers in the zone.

He disclosed that the parcels were seized in Kebbi State while the suspects are still on the run. He appealed to relevant stakeholders to join hands with Customs in its efforts to address all forms of smuggling in the country.

Responding, acting state commander of the NDLEA in Kaduna State Mr Uche Iyke commended the Customs for complementing their efforts.

Other items seized are 373 bags of parboiled rice with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N9,511,500, 45 kegs of vegetable oil worth N850,500 and second hand clothes worth N6,912,000.

“The total duty paid value of the items seized amounts to N49,526,273” the Comptroller disclosed.

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