Navy Intercepts N40m Canabis Other Hard Drugs on Badagry Waterways
The Nigerian Navy has intercepted substance suspected to be cannabis and some other hard drugs worth N40 million on Badagry waterways.
Loaded in about 100 bags and put in two fibre boats, the substances were seized after the suspects jumped into the river on sighting the naval officers.
.“The intercepted substance was packaged in 77 big bags and 23 medium bags, weighing a total of about 4226.6kg with an estimated street value of over N40 million,” the Commander of NNS Beecroft, Commodore Mauris Eno said.
He told our correspondent that the suspected drug dealer were on their way to Republic of Benin, when they were accosted.
According to him, the bags of cannabis had different inscriptions, such as PMAN TMT, WK, and Gad on them to indicate the different owners.
Meanwhile the seized substances had since been handed-over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
He said: “The suspects absconded before the navy patrol team got to the scene; as such no person was arrested.
Eno reiterated the commitment of the Navy to rid the country’s waterways of hoodlums and illegal businesses.
“NNS Beecroft is, therefore, committed to assisting NDLEA deal with the issue of trafficking of illicit substance.”
NDLEA’s Principal Staff Officer, Operations and Intelligence, Lagos State Command, Mr. Lawal Isiaka, said the agency would continue from where the Navy stopped.