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NCS Customs arrests drug trafficker carrying Indian Hemp

The suspect was arrested at the Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. He was handed over to the NDLEA the next day.

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, have arrested a drug trafficker identified as Mr. Sylvester Gbenga, at their Seme Command for possessing Indian Hemp.

Gbenga was handed to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the following day, June 23, 2016.

Taupyen Selchang, the Customs Public Relations Officer, in a statement released, said the suspect was arrested with about 106 parcels of hemp.

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He said, “The arrest of the suspect was possible through intelligence gathering by the seizing officers, led by A/C Abubakar Hamza, who trailed the suspect from neighbouring Benin Republic.

“The parcels were concealed in a Toyota SEQUOIA car with Lagos State number plates EKY 407 CA.

“The suspect and the parcels were on Thursday handed over to the Commander, NDLEA Seme Badagry, represented by the PSO Admin/Logistics of NDLEA, Seme, Musa Khalil.”

According to the Daily Post, Gbenga had four international passports, belonging to four different persons, three handsets, one i-pad, N199, 500 and 72, 000 CFA when he was arrested.

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