The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Seme border on Tuesday said that it has arrested a couple (names withheld) for allegedly importing 30 kg of Cannabis (aka Indian hemp) worth N3.2 million into the country.
Mr Othman Salleh, the Customs Area Comptroller, in Seme said that the couple was arrested with the drug in a KIA saloon car with registration number KST 160 AG at Gbaji-Yeke checkpoint.
The female suspect was arrested with a baby on her back while the husband was partially disabled.
“Customs operatives working at Gbaji-Yeke checkpoint intercepted and arrested a couple for importing 30 kg of Cannabis Sativa into the country from Benin Republic,” he said.
According to the customs boss, the hard drug was cleverly concealed in the engine and back seat compartments of the car.
The suspects, the exhibits and the saloon car were later handed over to narcotic officials at the border.
Mr Bashir Oladosu, an official of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), who received the items, commended the customs for the arrest and assured that further investigation would continue into the matter.