Friday, January 1, 2021

NDLEA intercepts 34 bags of cannabis

 The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gwagwalada Area Command in Abuja, has intercepted 34 bags of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp).

The Nation

The NDLEA, FCT Commander, Mr Lawan Hamisu, confirmed the interception and arrest of one suspect to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja.

He said the arrest was made in early hours on December 29, adding that the consignments were loaded in a company-branded truck.e Nation

The commander told NAN that the operation was part of the end of the year special patrol by the agency to mop up illicit drugs smuggling across the nation.

According to him, one male suspect, Mohammed Abdulganiyu, 35, who drove the truck, was apprehended on his way from Okene in Kogi to Kano.

He said the suspect, during interrogation by NDLEA officials, said he had never been into the illicit drugs smuggling.

Abdulganiyu appealed to NDLEA to have mercy on him.

The commander, while hailing the operatives who arrested the suspect, described the seizure as a panacea for peace and positive step toward eradicating illicit drugs from circulation.

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