Benue: NDLEA arrests 3 suspects, seizes 300 bags of Indian hemp

The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Benue State has arrested three suspects with a truckload of 300 bags of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa, popularly known as Indian hemp, along the Aliade-Otukpo highway of the state.

NDLEA Benue State Commander, Florence Ezeonye, who paraded the suspects before newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Makurdi, disclosed that the suspects, alongside the illicit goods were coming from Uzeba in Edo State before they were intercepted by security operatives.
She noted that the 300 bags of Indian hemp estimated to weigh four tons were carefully concealed with over two 200 bags of white cement while heading to Kano as a final destination.

Daily Trust reports that the driver of the intercepted vehicle narrated that they were able to beat security check points before they got to Benue by taking advantage of the rains and in convoy of trucks carrying essential items such as food.
However, the two accomplices denied knowledge of the illegal consignment being conveyed in the truck.

The NDLEA Commander expressed worry at the ingenuity deployed by criminals in beating security at check points at this critical period of COVID-19 lockdown.

He pointed out that had the suspects succeeded in transporting the banned substances, the owner would have made almost N24 million gain at the expense of Nigerians.

Customs handover 3,593kg marijuana to NDLEA in Kwara

Meanwhile, Kwara State Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has handed over 3,593kg of marijuana intercepted from drug dealers along the state border to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Ilorin, the state capital.

Handing over the drugs to the State NDLEA Commander, Ambrose Umoru, the Customs Area Comptroller, Ahmed Hussaini Bello, said: “Having recognised the critical role NDLEA is playing in safeguarding the nation from dangerous drugs, we invite you to witness, as we carry out the directives from our headquarters, Abuja, the handover of seized drugs to NDLEA for the next line of action.”

The area comptroller stated that the seized 48 sacks containing 3,593kg of marijuana (cannabis sativa) are valued at N237,138,000.00.

Receiving the drugs, Kwara State NDLEA Commander, Umoru, said the handing over of the drugs symbolised the synergy between the two federal agencies.

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118 Thoughts to “Benue: NDLEA arrests 3 suspects, seizes 300 bags of Indian hemp”

  1. Applause to the NDLEA for this effort and continuous fight to stop or eradicate drugs from our society.

  2. Job well done NDLEA for arrested 3 suspect . I hope and wish they continue to stop and eradicate drugs from our society and in Nigeria as whole.

  3. Good and job well done by NDLEA for arrested the 3 suspect . God be with them

  4. The evil that men do lives with them!

  5. Their evils have caught up with them.

  6. They should be charged to court.

  7. That’s nice job good measure should be taken.

  8. They should be charged to court immediately.

  9. That is good , there should be a close examination on the to know the true culprits

  10. They will never stop from getting money from sinful ways

  11. Good for them ,,they are been exposed

  12. They shall be use as a example to others

  13. We should try to be in good attitude

  14. Drug is not good for us to be taken

  15. Let the judiciary impact some morality in their nothing brain

  16. Let government ask them,
    Is drugs their pleasure???

  17. They need judgement because a druger can kill

  18. Drugs do more harm than good that’s why we’re avoiding it from our body

  19. May God help us all to stay away from bad influence

  20. We need to think about our destiny not to be a druger

  21. May God step into our fight and fight for our youths

  22. Youths need a serious empowerment also

  23. Thunder destroyed the devil in our youths life

  24. Benue need to be serious about this Case

  25. Let benue made a serious decision on this

  26. Where there’s case judgement occurred

  27. Government should try avoid drugs from benue

  28. We don’t need drugs in Nigeria, our government should take note.

  29. That’s very good our country need to free from drugs

  30. And if we have a good job here this would have not happened

  31. We really need the government to create job opportunities for the youth

  32. Then the outbreak of all this crimes will be reduced

  33. The young ones need to be educated on this

  34. We need to be educated about this elegal taking of drugs

  35. Some individuals don’t know the value of this drugs

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