Busuyi Adewumi – The Nigeria Customs Service, Tincan Island Port, Lagos led by Comptroller Kunle Oloyede has handed over one suspect, a 4matic Jeep and some eighty-six (86) packs of colorado weighing about 500 grams to the National Drug Law Enforcement
According to the Customs Area Controller, the handing over is meant to showcase collaboration amongst agencies of government and stakeholders in the trade supply chain of importation and exportation “We are here to showcase substances, that we believe are illicit and to hand over same to our sister agencies, NDLEA, this shows the whole world that we collaborate, nobody can exist in silos.
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.”
The Tincan Boss, warned recalcitrant traders to stay clear from the Port or face the wrath of the Law “I am sending a very serious signal, this Port is not for drugs, the Tincan Island Port will not tolerate importation or exportation of illicit substance”.
He urged Parents and Guardians to educate their wards and always put an eye on them, so as not to deviate into taking illicit substances, ”it is more spiritual than physical” Comptroller Kunle Oloyede added.