Nigeria custom service intercepts 48 sacks of Marijuana

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The Nigeria custom service, Kwara Command has seized 48 sacks of Cannabis Sativa popularly known as Marijuana.

Also, 953 bags of imported rice weighing 50kg each were seized.

The Area Comptroller, Ahmed Bello said the seizure was made at Bukuru in Baruten Local Government Area of the state between August 2019 and January 2020.

He said the seized marijuana weighed 3,593kg and the total duty paid value of the items seized was N448million.

Bello also condemned the act of smuggling and the increased consumption of marijuana by youths. He revealed that the command would continue to dialogue, engage, sensitize and educate the public on the strategic role of the customs activities to the social and economic stability of the country.