Customs seize Indian hemp worth N1bn
May 22, 2020Kindly Share This StoryComptroller, Nigeria Customs Service, Olugboyega Peters of the WESTERN marine command, Nigeria Customs Service with heaps of Cannabis Sativa and other contraband items seized by the Command in Lagos …on Thursday. Photo: NCS
Ife OgunfuwaThe Nigerian Customs Service, Western Marine Command, says it seized various contraband goods worth N1.06bn in the first quarter of 2020.The largest chunk of goods seized by the command within the quarter was the haul of Indian hemp worth N1bn.
The Comptroller of the command, Olugboyega Peters, said this was the highest value of goods seized by the command since it was created.He added that the achievement of the command was an indication of an increase in anti-smuggling activities.Within the period under review, a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Emmanuel Tangwa, stated that the anti-smuggling operations of the command yielded a total of 39 seizures as against 12 in the previous year.
It said the total duty paid value of the items seized amounted to N1.06bn as against a DPV of N36.42m recorded in Q1 2019.Giving a breakdown of the seized goods, he said 1,816 bags of rice with a duty of N38.13m; 733 cartons of poultry products with a duty of N7.42m; 104 bales of second-hand clothing with a duty valued N4.39m and 665 bales of textile material with duty worth N2.09m, were confiscated.
Others are 112 litres of petroleum products with duty worth N112,000; 196 bags of Cannabis Sativa with duty valued at N1bn; 25 bales of second-hand shoe/belt worth N8.02m; and 25 cartons of chewing gum with duty worth N1.2m.According to him, the largest volume of Indian hemp at a go in the history of the Customs was seized in the quarter under review.
The comptroller attributed the massive seizures recorded during the first quarter of the year to a renewed spirit to achieve strategic plans among customs officers in the command as well as new strategies deployed to tackle smuggling.[READ ALSO]SIM card: Trader gives DSS 24 hours to pay N10m
He added that credible intelligence received from patriotic informants, massive public enlightenment and sensitisation meetings on the dangers of smuggling and its negative impact on the economy and national security with border communities also aided the arrest.
According to Peters, collaboration with the community leaders, youth groups and sister agencies such as the Nigerian Navy, the Nigeria Immigration Service, the Civil Defence, and the Nigeria Police Force helped the command to achieve the feat.Peters affirmed Western Marine Command’s continuous and unflinching support to the ongoing partial border closure and promised to make the waterways too hot for smugglers.
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That stuff is good Herbs, why are you keeping it hostage. I think they should share this to us all as part of the palliatives to cushion the stress of the humongous thievery going on during this pandemic. When I think about feeding sch kids during this lockdown, I get dizzy. I need this, please. cee_blakk Hemp protects against Covid. Share the thing as palliative. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
Chooooooi! Ahia agwula 😁😁 🥺🥺 Please share it as palliatives..abi🤷♂️ Our Government will just be wasting money. Something you can make money from They will still release it from back 🤐 Give it to Marlians to celebrate Marlians day Make dem share it as palliative for dem boys na..afterall dem go talk say Govt no do anything for dem
Wowww Hater's always hating. To get into your own business drop shipping CBD oil check out Hemp 3rd Eye: Tell them not to burn it o because tomorrow now, we will hear Customs burn hemp worths N1bn Also arrest the person that gave us the worth value.. he must be a drug dealer 🤔🤔 They should sell it to pharmaceutical company, Nigeria is broke. Don't burn them, it is cool cash. Act wisely in this time around when we need money to run our economy
Make them free this thing now... Or make them do giveaway for marlians Billion? 😳 For that thing they sell N50? 1k, 10k, 100k ........... 1M, 10M, 100M....... 1B. E be things So what will now happen? Rubbish ...... Under this lockdown. So many evils going on at the background. This isn't what this nation requires right now. This is rubbish.
Haba!!! 1bn ? The dealers should have settled na What.........., you guys should release those goods before I loose my temper, instead of looking for a way to support the business you guys are busy clamping down on guys They have to release this ooo, cuz som1 Top officials & co's hit blunts too... This is just a display o the owners go collect back their market o sell am and give them their own cut transactions then is completed
Looting from the good and bad Nigeria, I giff up This one na bad market o There are countries that legalized it. Is better we sell it to them . A govt with no single brain. I pray it doesn't disappear into the thin air! Selling it is the best option. Do give away for once in your life.. From where So do you think they were meant for smoking Alone?
Yeah , they know the price immediately Those importing this thing they learn work. Here in Rivers we have fertile soil and plant it in coded areas. However I won't advise my worst enemy to endulge in smoking it you will just be behaving like a mad person. It ruins lives and destinies. Nigerians dey smoke sha!!! N1b weed?! Oshey!
No wonder why my guy no get market you people should stop seize our smoke abeg mtcheew👨🏿🦯🚶🏿♂️ 1 billi Pls, leave our weed for us. They will still sell back to us, I know there pranks, don't mind them TRADE YOUR DEAD,CONDEMNED SOLAR INVERTER BATTERY FOR COOL CASH FOR ENQUIRY CALL📞08107105177.. 09090839033.PLS HELP US RETWEET🙏
Custom would be the 'highest' functioning law enforcing agency in Nigeria I hope some people will not finish smoking them in custody. 1 billion! Isn't it the same sell they want to sell it? Nigeria customs that see seizure of cannabis and rice as achievement but, can't stop influx of AK 47 and terrorists from our borders especially in the north.
When will you guys get sense? Sowore already opened your eyes to what great fortunes the nation could make exporting this resources but your arrogance, wickedness and cluelessness won't let you think as leaders proving you're not but opportunists! Some farmers planted this locally and the customs are settling them backwards to the tune of over 1 billion naira.
Release us our convid 19 cure pls😂😂 Life time supply, will they burn or keep and resell later Igbolabi Unfortunately, these billion naira consignment CANNOT be used as palliative... See bible 😂 😀😀😀 Pls destroy it by fire.burn it in different locations in Ibadan...Daily.., just let me know the different locations so I can tell some people
erigganewmoney come see o Lets sell it to Canada Buahahahahah 1bn Audio seizure! gbemy01 Abeg make una leave our EWERERE joo Pls, don't burn it. Before the whole country gets high from the smoke. They will still sell it back to other dealers ... Don’t destroy this. You can sell this to Canada MizCazorla1 MARLIANS ☔️🤣
Bet why? Why? But if corrupt ogas and devilish ogas are shipping in weapons una no go seize the container oo because una know say ègunjè go come out of it yeye people Why can’t they sell it and make billions to save our economy from turmoil? Marlians right now. 😂 And they will destroy it and go to China for loan. We r just irredeemable .
1billion naira worth of weed!! Jezz!! Its a lie. Indian hemp that I don't even know the price. Maybe N100 or something for one stick. Where are you going to see N1b worth. Stop lying. Its not true Price is about going up 😂😂😂 arc_2lale Boss_Alkali Mutanenku sun san darajar harkannan! Wow Party Don start. Someone should tag the customs to sell this to the people This will boost the economy and help in social distancing
Wtf!!! Sell it to Mexicans or Columbians and do give away for us... I fit help you find customers ooo How i wish they can burn everything but some of them will still sale it to our youths.... Some countries and even some states of USA have legalized this stuff, Mike Tyson,50cent are dealing big time Gbese
Okay fine What a crazy investment! Nothing for boys to kush. Since the Vice President and speaker are thinking of using electricity supply as palliative, they could add this too, cos soon in less than a month nothing will be there to show for, funny government Lets burn it all💀 Omo! Kush major distributor. Casting😎
See ooo nzeora 🙉🙉😭😭 They should sell it and get the N1bn. ...or do xmas for marlians We can start thinking of legalizing 🤐... Higher than the most high geng! Who did d pricing for u? Cc YeleSowore Since oil price has crashed, i think the Government need to look at a way of generating money from hemp. Smokers always get it, anyway. The Government should just regulate access . N1bn is huge money
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