Nigeria Customs Intercepts Drugs Worth N24 Million At Kebbi Borders

Date: 25-05-2024 2:23 pm (3 weeks ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The collaborative efforts of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in the Northwest region have yielded significant results with the interception of drugs worth over N24 million at the Kangiwa and Bachaka borders in Kebbi State.

According to Comptroller Aminu Abubakar Danmusa, the coordinator of the border patrol unit, the traffickers were apprehended while attempting to smuggle the drugs into the country through the Bachaka and Kangiwa borders, situated in Argungu and Arewa local government areas of Kebbi State.

The seized drugs include Cannabis Sativa (Indian Hemp) valued at N18,746,764 and 1,000 pieces of diazepam estimated at N5,743,187, totaling N24,489,951 in paid value.

During the handover of the confiscated drugs to the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Birnin Kebbi, Danmusa highlighted the challenges faced by the NCS at the Kebbi borders, which are particularly susceptible to drug trafficking due to their proximity to Niger and Benin Republics.

"Kebbi borders are particularly vulnerable because they border Niger and Benin Republics. The Benin Republic, in particular, is notorious for drug activities," he emphasized.

Danmusa emphasized the detrimental impact of the drug trade on society and called for increased support from border communities to effectively combat the menace.

Commander Suleman Usman of the Kebbi Command, who accepted the drugs on behalf of the NDLEA, underscored the national security implications of drug trafficking. He stressed that the issue of drugs and its consequences affects every Nigerian, requiring urgent and concerted efforts to address it.

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