The Federal Capital Territory (FCT ) Police on Thursday said it has intercepted a Dangote Truck loaded with at least one hundred bags of dry leaves suspected to be Cannabis.
A statement by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh said the development was sequel to credible intelligence made available to officers of the Zuba Divisional Police Headquarters.
According the statement, the Commissioner of Police FCT Command, CP Babaji Sunday, who expressed concern over the high rate of drug and substance abuse, stated that this is the second of such case in less than three months.
The CP stressed that drug abuse is one of the root causes of various crimes and criminalities in the FCT and other parts of the country.
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.
Josephine Adeh revealed names of the suspects to include, Sani Muhamed, 26-year-old male resident of Kano State and Ahmed Usman 32-year-old male, resident of Ondo State.
She added that the suspects “were arrested by the Command’s Operational Assets attached to the Zuba Divisional Police Headquarters 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”.