The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has received one suspect, a 4matic Jeep, and around eighty-six (86) packs of Colorado weighing about 500 grams from the Nigeria Customs Service, Tincan Island Port, Lagos, under the direction of Comptroller Kunle Oloyede.
The Customs Area Controller stated that the transfer is intended to demonstrate cooperation between government agencies and stakeholders in the importation and exportation trade supply chain.
“We are here to display substances that we believe to be illicit and to transfer same to our sister Agencies, NDLEA, this shows the whole world that we collaborate, nobody can exist in silos,” he said.
According to the articles of trade
facilitation we are supposed to collaborate, because the result of this, is a safe society from drugs and security challenges”
Kunle Oloyede said the Command deploy intelligence and information from all Agencies after due analysis and that, the command is not saddled with enforcement duties alone but also to rid the society of such illicit items.
“On behalf of the CGC, Col. Hammed Ali (Rtd) I am handing over this substance, a 4matic Jeep and a suspect to NDLEA for further investigation and prosecution. It is theirs to prosecute, we would not and shall not allow this kind of thing to go into the Society”
The Deputy Area Commander, Operations and intelligence, NDLEA Ashiru Abdullahi thanked the Nigeria Customs for the continuous collaborations especially the Custom Area Controller of Tincan Port Command, “He has been collaborating with us, very effectively and we want to thank him, on behalf of our Chairman, Chief Executive Buba Marwa and my Commander, I say a very big thank you.”
“This Port is not for drugs; the Tincan Island Port will not permit the importation or exportation of illicit substances, the Tincan Boss told obstinate businessmen, warning them to avoid the Port or risk the wrath of the law”
In order to prevent their children from turning to using illegal drugs, he advised parents and guardians to educate them and keep an eye on them at all times. “It is more spiritual than physical,” Comptroller Kunle Oloyede added.