NCS Nabs Illicit Drug Smugglers in Rivers
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Area II Command Onne- Port Harcourt has arrested suspects for smuggling illicit DRUGS.
The Comptroller of the Command, Ality Galadima Saidu made the disclosure at a media briefing.
He said: “On the 30th July, 2019 at about 2240hrs, the Command arrested some men who broke and opened a 1x 40 ft seized container comprising of drugs constructively warehoused and loaded same into two vehicles – Mercedez Benz Jeep with registration number: EPE 828 AR (M/Benz) and Toyota Camry with registration number : EKY 159 BD.”
Below is the breakdown of the items arrested with the suspect:
i. Fourteen (14) cartons(50 packs per carton) and forty-nine (49) extra packs of cols Time Tablets
ii. Four (04) cartons (22 packets per carton) and ten (10) extra packets of Really Extra Analgesic
iii. Two (2) cartons – (60 packets per carton) of Tramadol Tablets
iv. One (1) carton and 10 packs of Really Extra-analgesic and anti-inflammative tablets
An interim committee was immediately set up to investigate the incident, with the five suspects and the vehicles detained as at then.
An exhibit of one million naira (#1,000,000) was recovered from an Officer who was instructed to play –along the deal in order to get to the architect of the conspiracy.
The five suspects are been transferred to the court for prosecution.
It is regrettable to note that while the Nigeria Customs Service is working round the clock to free this country of illicit goods, some recalcitrant and unpatriotic citizens are not relenting in their desperate urge to sabotage our efforts by spreading harmful drugs.
The Nigeria Customs is poised to leaving no stone unturned at ensuring that these perpetrators know no sleep as long as they refuse to give up.
However, the Command advises them to desist as crime pays not.
IFEOMA ONUIGBO OJEKWU
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
AREA II COMMAND, ONNE