Kwara state command of the Nigeria Customs Service,has intercepted and handed over Forty Eight sacks of Marijuana(Cannabis Sativa) worth N244.8M seized from smugglers in the state borders to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the state.
Addressing Journalists at the state Headquarters of the service, the state Comptroller Ahmed Hussaini said the consignments were seized at different times from smugglers along Bokoro in Baruten local government as well as Ilorin/Jebba road in Moro local government areas of the state.
He said the suspects having sighted customs officers on patrol abandoned the sacks and fled.
Comptroller Hussaini explained that the items seized are 48 sacks containing 3,593kg of Marijuana (Cannabis Sativa) .
In his remark Kwara state Commander of NDLEA , Mr Ambrose Umar while receiving the seized items described the event as historic , adding that it symbolises the synergy between the two federal agencies