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Banditry: Customs seizes Indian hemp worth over N50m in Kaduna

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday, said its Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone B Kaduna intercepted 250 parcels of Cannabis Sativa, also known as Indian Hemp, worth over N10.4m, suspected to be heading for bandits’ camp in Katsina State.

Comptroller of FOU Zone B Kaduna, A.B. Hamisu disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna on Wednesday.

According to him, other drugs seized by the FOU include: 75,582 suspected tablets of Tramadol worth over N29.7m, which he said also promotes banditry and other forms of criminality

He added that 1,582 tablets of D5 worth N12,720,011.68 which is not good for circulation because it can stimulate crime, were also seized.

He said the culprits were arrested in a notorious Basari Area in Katsina, adding that, “I am sure the hemp was destined for the bandits as the illicit product was well packaged.”

He appealed to the members of the public who have information on such Illicit items to make the same available to security agencies for prompt action.

“Whoever has information on such should please pass it on to us. Whatever information we receive is under confidentiality,” he assured.

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