TROOPS BURST DRUG SYNDICATE, RECOVER ILLICIT SUBSTANCES WORTH OVER N7M

Troops of Operation Safe Haven in Jos cracked a drug syndicate and recovered 248 blocks of substance suspected to be cannabis estimated to be about over N7m.

Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa said the substance which was tracked down on Tuesday, September 14, was concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Lagos, KJA 150 EG.

The suspects, Ex-Corporal Essien Friday, a 60 year old retired Army personnel and 50 year old Ibrahim Ali, were arrested by the troops during stop and search operations along the Manchok road in Kaura LGA of Kaduna State.

They claimed that they were contracted to convey the illicit substance to Yola, Adamawa State from Ondo State.

Other items recovered from the suspects include 18 wraps of Indian hemp, two smartphones, three travelling bags, one lighter and two wallets containing Five Hundred and Seventy Naira (N570) only.

According to Major Takwa, the suspects and items recovered have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation.

Credit: Eons Intelligence

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