193 Bags of Cannabis In Large Wooden Boat Intercepts By Navy, Nabs Suspect At Badagry

By Raheem Ibrahim


A narcotic trafficker, Asamani Emmanuel in a large wooden boat laden with 193 bags of cannabis sativa has been arrested by the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT patrol team along Badagry waterways in Lagos.

The intercepted bags of cannabis sativa arrested was learnt to have weight about 7,443 kilograms.

The NNS BEECROFT Base Information Officer, Lieutenant Hussaini Ibrahim who revealed this in a statement said that the interception was an outcome of the advancement of the ongoing Operation WATER GUARD.

According to him, “the Commander NNS BEECROFT, Commodore Rafiu Taye Oladejo said that the operation was successful as a result of effective use of Nigerian Navy Maritime Domain Awareness Facilities”.

In the statement, Lieutenant Ibrahim added that the contrabands and suspect have been handed over to the officials of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Quoting Commodore Oladejo to have disclosed that the contrabands were intercepted by NNS BEECROFT patrol team on Saturday, 16 March 2024 through effective utilization of the Nigerian Navy Maritime Domain Awareness facilities, Falcon Eye Alignment and Regional Maritime Awareness Capability Centre as well as human intelligence.

”Commodore RT Oladejo explained that the effort was sequel to the Strategic Directive of Chief of the naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla, 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 narcotics 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 narcotics and the suspect were handed over to the officials of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Marine Command, today 26 March 2024 for further investigation and possible prosecution”, the statement read.

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