The Nigerians Army has handed over two suspected cannabis sativa dealers with 512 parcels and four bags to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Bauchi.
The Commandant of the 33 Brigade, Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Egbe who disclosed this while handing over the suspects and the suspected items to Officials of NDLEA in Bauchi, said that the suspects were arrested with the cannabis sativa substance in a branded energy drink pickup with different makeshift compartments inside the vehicles with registration number AKD 654 XT Lagos.
“The items intercepted in the vehicles are four bags, 512 parcels of suspected cannabis sativa and 104 packs of soft drinks used to cover the Indian hemp. Other items recovered from the suspects are four phones, five ATM cards, drivers license,two padlocks and N13,550 cash.
“The suspected peddlers were intercepted by operatives of the brigade on Monday 23, 2023 at 8: 00pm at Ringin Gani village along Jos road in Toro Local Government area of Bauchi state,” he said.
Egbe represented by Acting Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Abdulrahman Modibbo stated the suspected peddlers as Adamu Ali 32yr and Mohammed Idon 42yr.
He urged NDLEA officials to always furnish the brigade headquarters with the outcome of their investigation for records purposes.
Brig. Gen. Egbe warned criminals and their likes to desist from committing crime or face full wrath of the law, as the army would not rest on it’s oars to deal decisively with criminals
Responding, Chief Superintendent of Narcotics of the Agency, Mr Nimfa Joel commended the army for the wonderful efforts and the partnership in the fight against drug trafficking and abuse.
He assured that the agency would commence its investigation into the matter and as well prosecute the suspect.