Police Arrest Two Suspects In Possession Of 100 Bags Of Cannabis Sativa (Photos)

Police operatives in FCT interrupted a chain of illegal supply of prohibited substances and have arrested two suspects in possession of 100 bags of dry leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa.

Police said the two suspects were in possession of 100 bags of Dry leaves suspected to be Cannabis Sativa that were concealed beneath bags of Fertilizer loaded in a Dangote Truck from Ondo state to the Federal Capital Territory upon interception.

The suspected duo of Sani Muhamed, a 26-year-old male resident of Kano State, and Ahmed Usman, a 32-year-old male resident of Ondo State, were arrested by the Command’s Operational Assets attached to the Zuba Divisional Police Headquarters.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, Josephine Adeh, added:

“Following prompt reaction on the heels of actionable intelligence from Inspection Officers of the Dangote Group of Company fleets strategically positioned for control and management of the fleets of trucks at intermittent locations.

“Upon the arrest, the suspects stated their involvements in the criminal conspiracy and the illegal possession of prohibited substances and affirmed the illegal commodity is worth about 10 million naira while they were contracted and promised about Four hundred thousand naira (400,000) each. An effort is ongoing to arrest fleeing members of the suspected criminal syndicate while the suspects and exhibits will be transferred to the National Drug Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA) upon the conclusion of the investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police FCT Command CP Babaji Sunday psc while expressing concern about the high rate of drug and substance abuse, noted that this is the second such case in less than three months, stressing that the above is one of the root cause for various expressions of crime and criminality. He added that the Command will continue to work hand in hand with the NDLEA to bring to the barest minimum the menace of drug/substance abuse in the Territory.”

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