Suspects Hide Hemp Worth N35m In Biscuit Cartons

Afeez Hanafi

Agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Ogun State have captured two suspected medication vendors while endeavoring to offer 295 sacks of cannabis assessed at N35m.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspects, Ihenacho Chinweuba, 27 and 33-year-old Uche Enuosa, were on Monday taking the opiate to a few sections of the state and Lagos for promoting when authorities of the office swooped on them in the Ijebu Igbo territory.

It was assembled that the suspects had stacked a truck with packs of the medication, and secured them with a few containers of bread rolls to sidestep capture.

Be that as it may, their contrivance was uncovered when the truck was waved to by the NDLEA group, said to be following up on a tip-off.

The suspects possessed up to the wrongdoing, saying they took to it on the grounds that they were unemployed. They added that they needed to raise cash for Yuletide festivity and fulfill their families.

Chinweuba, an indigene of the Nsiala-Ngwa Local Government Area, Abia State, said the normal continue from the medication was his last trust.

He said, "I am hitched with kids. I have not purchased anything for my family this season. It was joblessness that made me to bargain in hemp. All my trust was on this cannabis shipment on the grounds that I realize that in the event that we were fruitful, I would have fulfilled my crew. The containers of bread rolls were to conceal the medications however it is heartbreaking that we were captured and my fantasy is broken."

Enuosa, a handyman, who hails from Asaba, Delta State, said he was stranded and expected to travel home for the festival.

"I am a handyman, yet because of absence of work, I chose to drive the truck. I have no investment funds and the main way I can travel home this bubbly season was to take part in the cannabis business," he said.

The NDLEA Commander in Ogun State, Mr. Bala Fagge, said the truck had been appropriated while the suspects were all the while helping the charge with significant data.

He said, "A white Mercedes truck with number plate, Lagos KJA 132 XN, was blocked in the Ijebu Igbo range, in the Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State. The truck, conveying bread rolls and cheddar balls, was found to contain 295 major packs of dried cannabis sativa weighing 3,542.2 kilograms. The two suspected traffickers were promptly secured and are presently helping further examination.

"The suspects will soon be charged to court and if indicted could get life detainment."

The acting Chairman of the organization, Mrs. Roli Bode-George, guaranteed general society of the organization's recharged measures towards diminishing illegal medication supply in the nation.

"Focusing on lawbreakers and cutting off medication supply are a percentage of the cardinal medication control methodologies to guarantee a protected and sound festival this season. Endeavors should be strengthened towards keeping the supply of medications to end clients. This marvelous seizure, with the road estimation of about N35m, will go far in destroying drugs from our general public," she said.

She likewise said the truck passing on the medication would be relinquished to the Federal Government as per the NDLEA Act.