Nigerian Navy Intercepts 193 Bags Of Narcotics, Arrests One Suspect 

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The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT in furtherance of the ongoing Operation WATER GUARD has intercepted a large wooden boat laden with a total of 193 bags of cannabis sativa,.

The suspected drugs is  weighing about 7,443 kilograms and a suspect, Mr Asamani Emmanuel along Badagry waterways.

Lieutenant Hussaini Ibrahim, Base Information Officer,Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT disclosed in a statement on Tuesday.

The Commander NNS BEECROFT, Commodore Rafiu Taye Oladejo 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.


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