The Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Adeniyi, on Friday stormed Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, following the seizure of various smuggled goods by the Ogun 1 Area Command.
Adeniyi said the Command, within two weeks, intercepted 1,436 used pneumatic tyres, 53 sacks and 569 parcels of cannabis sativa, weighing a total of 1,179 kilograms.
He said the command also seized 3,149 bags of foreign parboiled rice, each weighing 50 kilograms, alongside 32 vehicles used for conveyance, among other items.
Speaking to journalists at the NCS headquarters in Abeokuta, Adeniyi said his presence in Ogun underscored the NCS unwavering commitment to safeguarding Nigeria from potential road accidents and harmful substances.
The Acting CG expressed concern over the importation of foreign-used pneumatic tyres, otherwise known as tokunbo tyres.
Adeniyi also expressed worry over the rise in the abuse of cannabis sativa, commonly known as marijuana or Indian hemp, within the Nigerian society, especially among the youth.