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Customs impounds N4.3bn worth of arms, cocaine, colorado at seaport

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized illicit drugs including cocaine and colorado worth N4.2 billion, as well as arms and ammunition at Tin Can Island…

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized illicit drugs including cocaine and colorado worth N4.2 billion, as well as arms and ammunition at Tin Can Island Port (TCIP).

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, who made this disclosure on Thursday said if the arms and ammunition had gotten into circulation, they would have contributed to the state of insecurity in the country.

Adeniyi who also handed over the illicit drugs to officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said the Service would do all within the law to bring those behind the illegal import to book.

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 While receiving the illicit drugs, the Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd), commended NDLEA and Customs officials for the seizures.

On his part, the Vice President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olusegun Oduntan, encouraged freight agents to do background checks on their importers to avoid being involved in transportation of illicit drugs.

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