Bags of cannabis that leave the mouth wide open have been seized by the Nigerian Navy after officials intercepted persons carrying them through a creek in Badagry area of Lagos State.

The cannabis was loaded in 124 bags with a street value of 150 million Naira. 

After the Navy impounded the drug and arrested the suspects, they were handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday for further investigation and prosecution.

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Handing over the seizure to the NDLEA at Naval Forward Operating Base in Badagry, Commodore Okon Eyo, said that other suspects fled on sighting naval personnel at the creeks.

"The substance was intercepted by our men on the Badagry waters on March 16.

bags of cannabis seized by Navy in Badagry

"The cannabis was packaged in big bags with an estimated street value of over 150 million Naira.

"The seizure was sequel to a tip-off about some criminal elements indulging in transportation of cannabis and other illicit substances within the area through the waterways.

"One of the suspects was arrested while others absconded on sighting the navy patrol team at the scene of the crime," said Eyo who is Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT. 

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He said the navy would continue to collaborate with other security agencies to rid the waterways of all forms criminalities.

Mr Essien Udotong, who received the seizure on behalf of NDLEA, told the Navy that the Agency would continue investigation and pursuit of the suspects who were still at large.

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