Troops intercept truck load of Cannabis Sativa in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Troops intercept truck load of Cannabis Sativa in Ogun

Troops of 192 Battalion of the Nigerian Army have intercepted a suspected international drug syndicate with a truck load of Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) en route Sango Otta, Ogun State.

A statement by Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, stated that the truck, without registration number, loaded with 397 wraps of substance suspected to be marijuana, was intercepted on Tuesday during a stop and search operations along Ajilete Road in Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.

It would be recalled that troops of the Battalion had on Saturday 15 July 2023 intercepted a truck load of over 20,000 cartridges of ammunition heading to Anambra state.

The statement said: “In the preliminary investigations that followed, it was revealed that the illicit substance concealed in the truck were transported from Ghana through Benin Republic via Igholo-Idiroko enroute Sango Otta.

“The suspects conveying the illegal drugs have been identified as Mr Matthew Edegbe, a Benin Republic national and Mr Joshua Dansu of Idiroko, who are currently assisting in ongoing investigations.

“Items recovered from the suspects include 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 Itel phone, 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 suspects, vehicle and exhibits have been taken into custody, pending handing over to National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Lagos State Command.”

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