The Nigerian Customs Service, Western Marine Command on Friday gave commendation certificates to 11 officers who facilitated the seizure of 10,000kg of cannabis sativa on April 21.
The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Olugbenga Peters, made the presentation of the certificates to the officers in Lagos.
The Western Marine Command is an enforcement unit and its main function is to protect the waterways, fight insecurity and combat smuggling.
Peters said the commendation certificates would serve as a morale booster to the officers and encourage officers of the Western Marine Command.
He noted that the officers on April 21 seized over 10 tonnes of cannabis saliva valued at N1.02 billion, the biggest single catch in the history of the customs on high sea.
“The officers’ act has demonstrated zero tolerance to corruption and other vices in line with the policy thrust of the present administration,” Peters said.
He listed the 11 officers as: T.H. Baba, N.E. Tangwa, T.D. Ogundipe, I….