A serving Police Inspector and a sacked Army Corporal are among 14 suspects arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kogi State for being in possession of 1,083.62 kilogrammes of Indian Hemp valued at N6 million.
The State Commander of the NDLEA, Mr. Idris Bello, told journalists in Lokoja on Monday that the Inspector was arrested on February 25, 2017 at Crusher Area of Lokoja while conveying 75 bags of Indian Hemp weighing 818.2 kg in a police bus with registration number NPF 7973 NPF.
He said that the suspect was conveying the drug from Okpella, Edo State to Abuja when he was arrested alongside two other accomplices.
Bello said that the dismissed army corporal was arrested in Lokoja on his way from Edo State with 44 kilogrammes of weed.
According to him, 12 other suspects, including a woman, were also arrested this month with varying kilogrammes of weed.
He said that the 40-year-old woman was carrying a four-year-old boy at the time she was arrested with 32.4 kilogrammes of Indian Hemp.
The commander said that three other suspects were arrested with 190 blocks of compressed Indian Hemp, although the exact kilogramme and monetary value had not been ascertained.
He said that the suspects, who were coming from Edo, were arrested at Obajana in Kogi in a car with registration number Kano BC 737 KMC.
Bello, who attributed the success of the command to the support it receives from the state government, thanked Governor Yahaya Bello for the donation of patrol vehicles.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Jerry Omodara, commended the NDLEA for its efforts and urged the agency to sustain the tempo.
He promised that the state government would continue to support all the security agencies in the state.
Source: Authority Newspaper