NDLEA intercepts 3.136 tonnes of Cannabis in Kogi
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday intercepted 3,136 tonnes of Cannabis Sativa on the Okene-Lokoja Expressway in Kogi.
This was made known by the NDLEA Head of Public Affairs, Mr Jonah Achema, in statement available to our correspondent.
The NDLEA said that the illicit substance was conveyed in a 30T HOWO truck heading to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
The statement reads,” NDLEA patrol team intercepted the truck. When an officer got on the truck to confirm its content, the driver engaged the engine and drove away with the hapless officer still in the truck.
“The members of the team mobilised and pursued the truck. When the pursuit became hot, the driver and one other person who were in the vehicle jumped off the vehicle and escaped.
“In the course of the operation, the team discovered some items and documents belonging to the suspects.
“We have the vehicle number plate, a telephone and some other documents that were recovered from the truck which the team took to the office for further investigations.
” The two suspects are Ibrahim, also known as Ade Bendel, from Edo but based in Abuja and the second one which is the driver, Abor Bello, from Edo also and both en route far Northern States, FCT.”