The NNS patrol team initially seized 113 bags of Cannabis Sativa at the beach and continued their search along the Badagry route, where they apprehended an additional 14 bags.
Oguntuga further explained that upon spotting the team, the criminals deserted the narcotics and boat and fled the scene, while the team secured the boat and illicit drugs.
He stated, “Acting on credible Intelligence, the team swiftly responded, leading to the confiscation of 113 bags of Cannabis Sativa at the beach. This commendable effort further extended along the Badagry route, resulting in the arrest of an additional 14 bags.”
Regarding the interception of the petroleum products, Commodore Oguntuga reported, “The boat was found to be laden with petroleum products suspected to be AGO, stored in hundreds of drums and jerry cans.
“The criminals, upon sighting the team, abandoned the narcotics and fled the scene, while the Quick Response Team secured the narcotics, the boat, and its illicit cargoes.”
Oguntuga disclosed that the team transported the jerry cans and drums of AGO and a pumping machine back to their base, adding that all illicit cargoes would be handed over to the appropriate authority for proper investigation.
“The seized items, including the petroleum products and a pumping machine, were safely transported back to the base for further investigation and necessary actions.”
“Also, all seized contraband items, totaling 127 bags, would be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for necessary action.”
“These successful arrests underscore the Nigerian Navy’s dedication under the leadership of the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, to combating illicit drug trafficking, preserving the well-being and protection of the nation’s resources.”
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