The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has yet again proved its undeterred support in Nigeria’s fight against drug trafficking and consumption of illicit drugs.
In this light, the Customs command in Kebbi State handed over illicits drugs seized from suspected drug barons to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Among the items handed over to the NDLEA were 632kg of Indian hemp and 199 sachets of 1,000 pieces Diazapam (5mg) tablets.
The handover which took place in place in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday, had in attendance Comptroller Hafiz Kalla of the Customs Service and Peter Odaudu, the NDLEA commandant in the state.
According to Kalla, the handover came on the orders of Col. Hameed Ali, the CG of the NCS, adding that it was a collaboration between sister agencies.
“The items comprised 632 parcels of one kilogram each of Cannabis (Indian hemp) and two small sacks containing 199 sachets of 1,000 pieces each of Diazapam (5mg) tablets.
“The duty paid value of the items stands at N22.02 million,” he said.
On his part, the NDLEA boss thanked the customs for making such seizures, noting that such measures will help reduce crime and promote security in the state.
He said that no man is an island and collaboration between security agencies was needed for giant strides to be made.
“No one agency, by itself, can do it; it is this collaboration that will help us.
On a final note, Mr Kalla said he and his men will continue to look for suspected drug barons and ensure they are brought to book.