File photo: a cargo of cannabis in Nigeria
Anti-narcotic officials with Seme Border Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Friday intercepted 5,863 kg of compressed dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis.
The Agency`s spokesperson, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, said that the illicit drugs were seized in two separate operations in Badagry, Lagos State.
“Four suspected drug traffickers were apprehended in connection with the seized drugs while two vehicles used in conveying them have been impounded by the agency.
“The estimated value of the drugs is N60m.
“The twin shipment of cannabis were made within 48 hours.
“The first consignment of cannabis weighing 3,525 kg was discovered in a clandestine warehouse where a Ghanaian and two female Nigerians were apprehended, Ofoyeju said in a statement.