Operatives of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Tuesday, September 14, paraded a drug syndicate and recovered about 248 blocks of substance suspected to be Indian Hemp assumed to be worth about 7. 5 million nairas in Kaduna state.
The Command’s media officer, Major Ishaku Takwa, said the substance was concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Lagos, KJA 150 EG.
The suspects, ex- Corporal Essien Friday, 60-year-old retired Army personnel, and Ibrahim Ali, 50, were arrested by the troops during stop and search operation along road Manchok– Jos in Kaura LGA of Kaduna State, ” Takwa stated.
The suspects on interrogations said that they were contracted to convey the Indian Hemp to Yola, Adamawa State from Ondo State.
Some of the items gotten from the suspects include 18 wraps of Indian hemp ready for smoking, 2 smartphones, 3 traveling bags, one lighter, and 2 wallets containing Five Hundred and Seventy Naira (N570) only.
The two men and the items got have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Plateau State Command for more investigation.
Meanwhile The Commander OPSH, Major General Ibrahim Ali has commended his men for their sensitive doggedness towards attacking criminals from carrying out their nefarious acts. He reiterated the determination of his team to wipe out criminal elements operating in Plateau state and its environs.
Drugs trafficking in some foreign countries is a very serious crime if caught the offender might be sentenced to death.
It’s only in Nigeria that drugs trafficking is taken so lightly, you can’t imagine that a retired Military man who knows the law still goes into drugs.
The Plateau state drugs director who confirmed the arrest of the suspect once they were handed over to their command said the command was all out to make sure that drugs Traffickers are all totally eradicated in the state.