Last week, the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone C of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Owerri , made a landmark seizure of 399.5kg wraps of Cannabis Sativa, popularly called Indian hemp, valued at over N9 million, hidden in a luxury bus to evade security.
According to the Customs Area Controller, Dimka Victor David, the exhibits, which were impounded along the 9th Mile axis of Enugu State when the Customs officers on duty, acting on intelligence, flagged down the vehicle for search.
He said the driver of the luxury bus, being the prime suspect, would be investigated and if found guilty, jailed in accordance with the provisions of the law.
“We acted on information made available to us. Our men took strategic positions, intercepted the bus and eventually recovered the Cannabis alongside other contraband, such as foreign rubber slippers, used motorcycle and used computers,” he stated.