Navy Intercepts 72 Bags Of Cannabis With NIMASA Deep Blue Assets


The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, on Tuesday, said it intercepted 72 bags of  cannabis along Elegushi area of Lekki, Lagos State with the Deep Blue Assets of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

In a statement by the Base Information Officer, Lieutenant Hussaini Ibrahim, he said the commander NNS BEECROFT, Commodore Rafiu Oladejo, disclosed that the contrabands were intercepted on 5th of June 2024.

According to Ibrahim, each of the sativa which weigh 40 kilograms was intercepted by NNS BEECROFT Quick Response Team and Deep Blue Assets of NIMASA.

He added that the arrest was made possible by the unrelenting efforts of the Base at gathering actionable intelligence and maintenance of presence in Lagos waterways, under the tenets of Operations WATER GUARD.

He stated further that Commodore Oladejo explained that the effort was sequel to the Strategic Directive of Chief of the Naval Staff,Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla’s directive to the command to maintain credible presence along Lagos waterways and adjoining creeks to rid the maritime environment of all forms of crime and criminality.

He further warned perpetrators of illicit drugs to desist from such acts as NNS BEECROFT will not rest on its oars to pursuing all criminal elements operating within its area of operation.

“This successful arrest of large quantity of cannabis sativa underscores the unwavering commitment of NNS BEECROFT to curtailing spread and use of illicit drugs among teaming youth which negatively affect their health and threaten national security.

The arrested cannabis sativa were handed over to the officials of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Marine Command,  for further investigation,” he stated.

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