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Indomie maker, Dufil Prima Foods denies ownership of cannabis-loaded truck

Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie Instant Noodles, has denied ownership of a  company-branded truck that was recently seized by the authorities for illegally transporting about 1,500 wraps of cannabis.

The Mitsubishi Canter Indomie branded truck was reportedly impounded by the Seme Customs command for the offense.

More Details: While showcasing the recent seizures, the Area Comptroller of the command, Mohammed Uba, revealed that the Indomie-branded bus was intercepted along the Mowo/Ibeji axis of Seme border conveying the wraps of Cannabis Sativa which is valued at more than 30 million naira.

He added that the wraps of Cannabis were disguised inside Indomie cartons in such a way that they were barely noticeable until a search was conducted.

Indomie’s Stance: Meanwhile, the company has vehemently denied any knowledge or ownership of the truck. The company’s Public relations Manager, Ashiwaju Temtope, stated thus;

“The truck does not belong to us, I mean it has Indomie branding but its not ours, we don’t know who is involved and we are saying that even if they had made any arrests, the people or the persons arrested should be asked where they got those items from or who the truck belongs to. But from our records, I don’t have any record of that truck that belongs to the company, we’ve checked some of our distributors that use their route and they said it doesn’t belong to them.”

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Commander of Seme command, Udotong Essien, said the NDLEA will investigate and unravel the source of the matter. He stated that the agency is working towards getting both the people at the sending and at the receiving end.

About the Company: Dufil Prima Foods Plc is a subsidiary of Dufil Group, producers of Indomie Instant noodles.

Source: Nairametrics

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