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The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Western Marine Command (WMC), has intercepted cannabis sativa with a Duty Paid (DPV) value of N694, 575, 000.

WMC controller Olugboyega Peters told reporters on Friday in Lagos, NAN reports.

Olugboyega said the command also intercepted other items such as rice and clothing bales with a DPV of N687, 446,000, in the first quarter of 2021.

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According to him, in 2020, the command seized more than 10 tons of cannabis sativa (marijuana) valued at more than one billion naira.

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“Here today we present another feat of arresting marijuana by officers and men in command.

“On March 27, our agents of the coastal and port patrol (Bar-Beach), on credible information along the Ibeche beach on the high seas, docked, intercepted and arrested two wooden boats loaded with bags suspected of contain marijuana (HS code 0602.90 of the Common External Tariff (TEC).

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“The goods as well as the suspects were brought to WMC.

“Upon physical counting, it turned out to be 147 bags of marijuana with an average of 45 kg per bag, or an estimated total of 6,615 kg with a DPV of N694, 575,000.

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“No distractions will deter us from pursuing federal government fiscal policies; we will stand firm no matter whose beef is gored.

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“I urge the NDLEA to invite us when destroying this marijuana and a copy of the certificate of destruction issued to NCS for record keeping,” he said.

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