Underwater Sting: Ghanaian Traffickers Caught in a High-Seas Drug Smuggling Operation Near Lagos

Underwater Sting: Ghanaian Traffickers Caught in a High-Seas Drug Smuggling Operation Near Lagos

High Seas Seizure

The Nigerian Navy Ship NNS Beecroft made a startling discovery yesterday—a large wooden vessel laden with over 120 bags of what’s believed to be cannabis sativa.

A Massive Intercept

Sub Lieutenant Hapinness Collins, Base Information Officer of NNS Beecroft, detailed in an official statement that the confiscated cannabis, spotted off the coast of Lagos Anchorage, weighed a whopping 5,250 kilograms.

The cherry on top? Two foreign suspects were also apprehended in the operation.

Crackdown Underway

Collins revealed that on December 7, 2023, two individuals—Emmanuel Doedcher and Godswil John Olamide—both hailing from Ghana, were taken into custody as part of this major seizure.

Commentary Before:

Unveiling a stunning achievement in maritime security, the Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft, operating under “Operation Water Guard,” scored big.

Their Patrol Team, skillfully led by Commander Kolawole Olumide Oguntuga, made a vital interception.

Commentary After:

This successful operation was a result of seamless collaboration between human intelligence and cutting-edge technology, showcasing the Navy’s unwavering commitment to securing the maritime domain for economic progress.

The confiscated vessel, its illicit cargo, and the detained suspects have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for further investigation and necessary legal action.

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