By Chukwudi Ejimofor, Port Harcourt
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Area II Command Onne- Port Harcourt arrested five suspected illicit drugs smugglers.
The Comptroller of the Command, Ality Galadima Saidu made the disclosure at a media briefing.
He said: “On the 30th July, 2019 at about 2240hrs, the Command arrested some men who broke and opened a 1x 40 ft seized container comprising of drugs constructively warehoused and loaded same into two vehicles – Mercedez Benz Jeep with registration number: EPE 828 AR (M/Benz) and Toyota Camry with registration number : EKY 159 BD.”
Meanwhile an interim committee was set up to investigate the incident, with the five suspects and the vehicles detained as at then.
The five suspects are been transferred to the court for prosecution.
Galadima Saidu expressed regret over the inordinate urge of some Nigerians to flood the country with contraband goods.
”It is regrettable to note that while the Nigeria Customs Service is working round the clock to free this country of illicit goods, some recalcitrant and unpatriotic citizens are not relenting in their desperate urge to sabotage our efforts by spreading harmful drugs.
The Nigeria Customs is poised to leaving no stone unturned at ensuring that these perpetrators know no sleep as long as they refuse to give up”. The Comptroller Stressed.
The Command advises Nigerians to desist from crime, as pays nothing.