The NNS BEECROFT, under the command of Commodore Kolawole Olumide Oguntuga, achieved a significant interception in the battle against illicit drug trafficking.
Commodore Oguntuga announced that his Quick Response Team successfully intercepted suspicious substances suspected to be cannabis sativa at Eleko Beach, Lekki, on Friday, 17th November 2023. Acting on credible intelligence, the team swiftly responded, resulting in the confiscation of 113 bags of Cannabis Sativa at the beach. The perpetrators, upon spotting the naval team, abandoned the narcotics and fled the scene.
The Navy’s commendable efforts extended further along the Badagry route, culminating in the arrest of an additional 14 bags. The combined seizure tallied 127 bags of contraband, all slated to be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for necessary action.
This successful operation underscores the Nigerian Navy’s unwavering commitment, particularly under the leadership of Vice Admiral EI Ogalla, Chief of the Naval Staff. It highlights their relentless efforts in combatting illicit drug trafficking and emphasizes their dedication to safeguarding the well-being of Nigerians.