Nigerian Army hands over seized marijuana, suspects to NDLEA

Nigerian Army hands over seized marijuana, suspects to NDLEA

The Nigerian Army has handed over hundreds of Wraps of substances suspected to be marijuana and two suspects to the National drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Lagos.

Performing the ceremony on behalf of the army, the Brigade Commander, 9 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Adegoke Adetuyi, warned the perpetrators of drug trafficking and sundry crimes to desist from their illicit acts or face the wrath of the law.

Handing over the substance and suspects to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, officer, the Commander of the 9 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Adegoke Adetuyi, said on the 18th of this month troops deployed at a check point along the international route leading to one of the borders covered by the brigade intercepted a suspected international drug syndicate smuggling a truck load of substance suspected to be Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) on their way to Sango Otta in Ogun State.

General Adetuyi used the occasion to warn those perpetrating crime in the brigade area of responsibility to desist or face the wrath of the law.

On his part, the representative of the NDLEA, Assistant Commander Narcotic, Mr Innocent Adunna said the Agency was doing its best to bring drug usuage to the bearest as its targets were the big dealers.

Mr Adunna thanked the Nigerian Army for a good job, assuring that “those arrested would be prosecuted and appropriately sanctioned if found guilty.”

Items seized by the army

Speaking to Radio Nigeria, the suspects conveying the illegal drugs Mr Matthew Edegbe from Benin Republic, who spoke in Egun language, and Joshua Dansu, from Idiroko in Ogun State, wept profusely, begging government and relevant authorities to show mercy as they knew nothing about the substances.

Items recovered from the suspects included the truck’s Registration number identified as (T 1826 LA Lagos), which was detached and concealed in the vehicle to prevent identification, an Infinix and one Itel phones, one iphone, a Benin Republic National Identification card and a Driver’s license belonging to one George Benyagbe, as well as the sum of Seven Thousand Naira (N7000) only.

The troops of the Brigade had on the 15th of this month intercepted a truck load of over 20,000 cartridges of ammunition heading for Anambra State.

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