The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has intercepted 201 luggage containing substances suspected to be hashish — marijuana — in Abaji, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Mr Peter Adegbe, the spokesman of the NDLEA in FCT, gave the small print of the arrest to Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Adegbe mentioned that 201 luggage of dried weeds, weighing 2,058.7 kilogrammes that examined constructive for hashish, had been hid in an articulated automobile.
He mentioned that an interim investigation indicated that the automobile got here from Ifon, close to Owo, Ondo State and the baggage had been to be taken to Deidei, FCT, every bag’s content material value N120, 000.
He additionally mentioned that two suspects had been arrested in reference to the contraband.
“If these folks had efficiently entered FCT, these luggage would disappear inside 10 minutes,’’ he noticed.
Adegbe mentioned that the NDLEA interdiction operation crew in Abaji engaged within the operation that resulted within the seizure of the contraband.
He famous that the officers went for the operation based mostly on intelligence report and diligent surveillance.
“We have now been monitoring the territory for a while, and I’m glad that our sacrifices have been handsomely rewarded,’’ he mentioned.
Adegbe attributed the achievements of the company through the 12 months to the dedication of the personnel, good working relationship and synergy between it and different safety businesses within the state.
He mentioned “the command labored arduous to restrict the provision and abuse of arduous medication and different psychoactive substances within the territory.
“The result’s the discount within the variety of suspects and amount of medicine seized.’’
Adegbe urged the folks to cooperate with the company by volunteering satisfactory info on drug sellers for immediate motion.
“We’re utilizing this chance to name on highway customers, residents to volunteer info of drug traffickers as a result of if they don’t cooperate with us, we will likely be at loss,’’ he mentioned.
He assured the those that the company wouldn’t relent in its effort to comb all nooks and crannies to rid the territory of drug sellers.
Adegbe additionally recognized poor funding, insufficient logistics and workplace lodging as a number of the challenges dealing with the command.
He suggested those that indulged in arduous medication to desist from the behavior to keep away from the wrath of regulation and antagonistic well being implications of arduous medication.