NDLEA intercepts 237.005kg of Cannabis in Kogi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has intercepted 18 bags of

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NDLEA intercepts 237.005kg of Cannabis in Kogi
The two suspects alongside the Cannabis Sativa seized

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has intercepted 18 bags of Cannabis Sativa (weighing 237.005 kg) in Okene, Kogi State, Fresh Angle International can report. 


The seizure was carried out while the world was commemorating this year’s United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking.


Speaking to newsmen Monday June 29, the NDLEA Commander in Kogi State, Mr. Alfred Adewumi, disclosed that a syndicate of drug traffickers were perfecting their plans to move the 18 bags of Cannabis Sativa to a destination in Katsina State, when NDLEA Officials on patrol, intercepted the articulated vehicle that was conveying the illicit drug along the Okene - Lokoja Express Road. 


Adewumi further revealed that the principal suspect, Shamsu, who was still at large as at the time of this report, was said to have procured the drug and warehoused them at Sabuwar Kara in Okene, Kogi State, where it was repackaged in polythene sand-filled bags.


The State Commander, added: "The principal suspect had in order to conceal the drugs, engaged the services of a warehouse packager to repackage the drugs in large polythene sand bags, which were layered with used foot wears as camouflage." 


Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that Adewumi explained that drug traffickers always device new modes of concealment, with the aim of beating law enforcement agencies, revealing that in the operation, two suspects were arrested.


He described drug traffickers as, "disingenuous and ruthless people whose only interest is the financial benefits derivable from illicit drugs." 


He added: "The seized exhibits and suspects, have been moved to the State Command Headquarters of the Agency in Lokoja for further investigation." 

Copyright: Fresh Angle International (www.freshangleng.com)

Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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