Customs Seizes Cocaine, Colorado Worth N4.27bn At Tin Can Island Port
By:  Bisi Akingbade

The Comptroller General of Customs, CGC, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, MFR, today announced seizures of  illicit drugs, arms and ammunitions including cocaine and Colorado worth N4.2bn at Tin Can Island Port, (TCIP), Lagos

The CGC while addressing journalists and stakeholders revealed that the ongoing collaborative efforts between the NCS and the Nigeria Drug and Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have consistently yielded positive results. This collaborative synergy exemplifies the effectiveness of pooling resources and intelligence, reinforcing the commitment of both agencies to safeguarding the nation's borders and protecting its citizens from the threats posed by illegal substances.

The CGC said that "the summary of the seized substances is 56.39kg of Cocaine valued at N 2,368,380,000, 955kg of Colorado Indicates valued at 1,911,400,000, all with street value of N4.279 Billion Naira. The summary of the weapons seized is 5 pistols and 445 rounds of live ammunition and several empty pistol magazines.   

Theseized items include: 65 packets of Colarado Indica weighing 32.5kg seized from 1X40FT Container No. UACU 534833/6 imported from Canada, 
17 packets weighing 16.690kg confirmed to be Cocaine, 151 packets Colarado Indica weighing 107 kg, One (1) piece Gen, 2 Air soft pistol with serial No. 471908, empty magazine, 49 rounds of 7.62 mm live ammunition, 197 rounds of 9mm live ammunition, precursor chemicals for the manufacture of crystal methamphetamine, 8bags weighing 25kg tartaric acid, 100kegs of unspecified substances seized from 1x40ft Container No. MSCU 458177/0 imported from Durban South Africa.

Others asre,: 40packets weighing39.7kg confirmed to be Cocaine, 1026 packets weighing 688.2kg confirmed to be Colarado Indica, Two (2) pistols without serial numbers, one pistol with SerialNo. AZYSRA6YSO12101181, three (3) empty magazines, 275rounds of 5.5mm M16 Tavor live ammunition, Six rounds of 9mm blank ammunition seized from in 1x40ft container No. THRU 796807/1imported from Durban South Africa, and 226 packets weighing 128kg confirmed to be Cannabis Indica seized from 1x40ft Container No.MEDU 785276/3 imported from Durban South Africa.
He said the individuals linked to these seizures have not been disclosed as investigations into the criminal network are ongoing while assuring NCS  commitment to leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators involved in these illicit activities face the full consequences of the law. 

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