The Joint Task Force deployed to Abaji, FCT-Kogi boundary have intercepted a truck conveying 70 bags of dried leaves suspected to be Cannabis sativa, popularly known as Indian hemp.
The suspected Indian hemp were concealed in a bag loaded with fertilizer.
The Commissioner of Police (CP) in the FCT who also doubles as the Chairman of Joint Task Force, Bala Ciroma, disclosed this while commending the operatives of the task force for a well-done job.
A statement signed by the FCT Command Spokesman, Manzah Anjuguri, disclosed that on June 9, “vigilant security operatives of the FCT Joint Task Force enforcing the Covid-19 restriction of inter-state movement intercepted a truck, with registration number NNR 274 XA transporting dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp from Auchi in Edo State to Zaria, Kaduna State.”
The suspects, the statement said, included Mohammed Sani 47 years (suspected owner of the illicit drugs), Umar Muhammad 30 years (Driver), Suleiman Ibrahim 20 years, Yusuf Adamu 21 years and Usman Ayuba 22 years, all male.
The suspects and exhibits have since been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for discreet investigation and prosecution.