Just In : Military Personnel intercepts 50 sacks of cannabis worth N70million in Lagos
The Forward Operating Base (FOB) of the Nigerian Navy in Badagry, Lagos, on Sunday intercepted 50 sacks of cannabis sativa worth N70m at Gbethrome community in Badagry.
Lt.Cdr Kelly Umoru, FOB Base Operations Officer, said personnel seized the items at about 6.30.a.m. at an uncompleted building near the beach.
Umoru said the naval operatives acted after receiving a tip-off about the activities of some suspected smugglers in the area.
“You will recall that on Nov.9, 2023, the Flag Officer Commanding ,Western Navy Command Operations, Rear Admiral Mustapha Hussan, flagged off an operation codenamed ‘ Water Guard’ line with the Chief of Naval Staff’s directive..
“FOB Badagry on Sunday, Nov.19, acting on credible human intelligence, stormed Gbethrome ,and discovered 50 sacks of suspected cannabis sativa stored in an abandoned building near the beach.
“Each of the sacks contains about 200 parcels.The market value of the items is N70million ,” he said.
Navy Capt. Aiwuyor Adams-Aliu, FOB Commanding Officer, said the items were seized by operatives on Sept. 29 at Pako Beach in Badagry. (NAN)