Customs intercepts ‘cocaine worth N3.9bn hidden in bus conveying religious books’ (Photos)


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has intercepted cocaine valued at N3.9 billion hidden inside a Ford transit bus in Lagos.

Hussein Abdullahi, spokesperson of the command, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

According to the statement, Bello Jibo, customs area controller, said the substance was discovered on January 23 in a bus conveying religious books.

The cocaine is said to have weighed 11.913kg.

“The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has reported the interception of cocaine weighing 11.913kg,” the statement reads.

“The street value of the items was estimated to be N3,916,624,147.00.

“Jibo explained that the substance was intercepted along Seme-Badagry Expressway at about 09:00 hrs on Sunday, 23 January, 2022.

“Consequently, the substance was subjected to test and verification by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and was found to be cocaine weighing 11.913kg.”

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