Navy intercepts trans-boarder drug runners, impounds N40m drugs
The Nigeria Navy at the weekend intercepted a gang of drug runners which attempted to export a large quantity of cannabis valued at over N40 million through the waterways to neighbouring West African countries.
The hard drugs according sources was packed in 100 bags and loaded in two locally made boats heading towards Benin Republic
They were subsequently accosted by Naval personnel at Igbooja village, close to Badagry area of Lagos State.
On sighting the Naval personnel, the suspects jumped into the river and swam to safety, abandoning their boats.
The recovered bags of cannabis, which had different inscriptions, such as TMT, AI, PMAN, Gad and WK, on them to indicate the different owners, were said to have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), by the Commander of NNS Beecroft, Commodore Mauris Eno.
Eno told newsmen that the arrest followed activities of some suspected criminals, who transport cannabis and other illicit substances through the waterways.
He said: “The suspects absconded the hard drug before the navy patrol team got to the scene; as such no person was arrested.