The Nigeria Customs Service has announced that it has destroyed 10,000 kilogrammes of cannabis in Lagos.

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This was disclosed by the Comptroller l of the Western Marine Command, Ibafo, Olugboyega Peter’s, who spoke with journalists in Badagry.

The Comptroller noted that the cannabis was recovered on April 21, 2020, at Agaja Beach in Lagos State. The drugs were reportedly valued as over a billion naira.

He said, “The drugs were recovered on April 21, 2020, at Agaja Beach on the high sea. It has a DPV value of over a billion naira weighing 10,000 kg. The exit point was the high seas.

He disclosed that the destroyed Indian hemp was of the highest grade.

“This is unprecedented because this is the best grade of Indian hemp. Experts say it is AAA grade. This is the first time we would have this kind of cannabis,” he added.

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The briefing coincided with the United Nations International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking celebrated annually on June 26.

The Customs Comptroller also stated the health implications of drug abuse.

He said, “The negative effect of hard drugs on our people cannot be emphasised. It impairs cognitive and psychomotor performance. It also affects the lungs.