Thursday, February 19, 2015

NDLEA arrests man with eight tons of Indian hemp

Kaduna State Command of the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency on Thursday paraded a suspected Indian Hemp dealer, Mr. Ejiro Young-Kehinde, in connection with eight tons of the substance found in his possession.
The State Commander, Mr. Samuel Azigi, while parading the suspect in Zaria, Kaduna State, said the agency had trailed the suspect to Kaukau Village, along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, where he was nabbed.


Azigi said when operatives of the agency raided the hideout of the suspects, following intelligence report, they made a seizure of 780.5 bags of Indian hemp weighing eight tons, 241.9 kg.
He said the seizure was ‎the largest from the Northern state since the establishment of the agency, putting the highest seizure within the region at three tons.

According to the Commander, on the February 7, 2015, at about 5am in Kakau village along the Abuja road, the suspect was arrested and the Indian hemp was found stocked in his warehouse.
He stated that when the operatives of the command searched further, they found a large quantity of the substance in all the rooms in the building and some were kept in the soak away of the building.
The commander it was discovered that the substance was to be distributed within the period that the general election would have taken place before the postponement.

Expressing concern, Azigi noted that  the impact would have been colossal on the youths, who take such substance and would, in turn, perpetrate violence on the unsuspecting public during and after the elections.
He appealed to politicians to avoid using youths as political thugs while going on their campaigns, urging parents to always monitor the activities of their children.
The state commandant said while investigation was ongoing, the suspect would  be charged to court.
Speaking to newsmen, the suspect, who claimed to be from Edo State but resident in the state since 2011, confessed that he was pushed into the illicit business out of frustration.

Source: Punch

1 comment :

  1. Everybody wants to make fast money. Government should do something about unemployment abeg,it's becoming frustrating

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