Sokoto: NCS intercepts 52.2kg of special Indian hemp, hands over to NDLEA

By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
‎SOKOTO Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday confirmed the seizure of  52.2 kilograms of Indian helm worth to over N500,000.
The seized substances according to the Command were rapped with nylon and carefully concealed inside bales of second hand cloths intercepted   along Sokoto-Illela road last Friday.

Handing over the items to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Sokoto state Command, the Area Comptroller of Customs, Nasir Ahmed said  a preliminary investigation by the service showed that the suspect was transporting the items to the Federal Catlpital Territory (FCT), Abuja when he was arrested.

“We are handing the seized items and the suspect to you for proper investigation and prosecution,” he said

Ahmed however,  assured the agency of their continued support and cooperation in riding the country of illicit drugs‎.

The Commander, Sokoto Area Command of NDLEA, Mr. Misbahu Idris commended the NCS for the feat saying ” the ceremony showed the existing synergy between the two agencies.”

He said the illicit substance was a special brand of indian hemp fondly called “skonk” which was imported from either Ghana or Benin Republic.

‎He further noted that security agencies in the state were united in fighting crime in whatever form while acknowledging that‎ it was not the first time the NCS Area Command handed over such items to them.

” I am assuring the Comptroller that the agency will conduct a proper investigation with a view to bringing all the culprits to book.”

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