Western Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy has intercepted drugs worth more than N500 million, saying the drugs would be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agent (NDLEA) in Lagos.
It was gathered that a boat laden with Marijuana worth N500 million was intercepted during a routine sea patrol conducted by personnel of the Nigerian Navy attached to the Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service, NNSBS, off Lagos Fairway bouy.
The commander, NNS Beecroft, Commodore Malami Haruna, who made the disclosure to journalists explained that on sighting the naval patrol boats, the suspects jumped into a speed boat and sped off.
He said, ”Though the suspects are at large, efforts are being made to apprehend them. However, the boat with the contraband was towed to the Base for further investigation.
“Our preliminary investigations revealed that the boat was loaded with about 463 large sacks of compressed Marijuana worth more than N500 million in the local market amongst other items. The hard drugs will be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in line with extant regulations for the arrest and handover of suspects and evidence to appropriate agencies.