The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Adewale Adeniyi, on Thursday handed over seized illicit drugs to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
In his statement during the handover ceremony in Abuja, the CGC, Adeniyi, declared an emergency against drug abuse in collaboration with NDLEA.
According to the Customs, the seizures across its West Marine, Zone A(the Entire South West), FOU Zone C in Ogun 1, and FOU Zone B(comprising ten states and the Federal Capital Territory) commands.
He said the seizures were 14,340 kilograms of Parcel of Compresses Indian Hemp, 660 packs of Tramadol, 225mg, 50 parcels of books, 292 Jumbo sacks, 1,461 compressed Indian Hemp, 1,765 packs of Indian hemp, 960 sacks(1kg each), 2,042 packets of D5 and others.
Adeniyi said during the seizure exercise, five suspects were arrested, and one was granted administrative bail.
On his part, The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa lauded the customs for the seizures.
Marwa, represented by Bashir Samuel Gadzama, the Director of Operations and General Investigation of NDLEA, said drugs are connected with the spread of crime in Nigeria.
He disclosed that the seizure would be immediately destroyed to guard against its circulation in society.