By Mojola Aturamu
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two suspected drug traffickers who posed as police officers in Nasarawa area of Kano metropolis.
Alhaji Hamza Umar, who is the Kano State Commandant of NDLEA explained what happened to the newsmen in Kano today. He said the suspects were arrested in a brand new escort vehicle with police colour, with pilot plate number and in possession of two police caps.The suspects were blaring the siren and pretending to be police officers while conveying 715 Kilograms of Indian Hemp to Yobe.
Umar said; “During investigation by our officers, we discovered that the suspects were from Edo State, while their destination was Gashua, in Yobe State.
The two suspects who were arrested along with 715 kilograms of Indian Hemp disclosed to us that they normally convey such exhibits once a month. If those people had succeeded in their mission to their destination, Yobe State, where the issue of insecurity is a major concern, only God knows what would have happened”.
One of the suspects told newsmen that he was offered N200,000 to convey the Indian hemp to Gashua.
The commandant revealed that the command has also arrested a lorry with Ebonyi State Government plate number on its way to Libya through Kano, loaded with 64 kilograms of Indian Hemp hidden in fish packs.
The commandant assured that investigation is still ongoing as the suspects would assist them in nabbing the real owners of the drugs
“At the end of our investigation, the suspects would be taken to the Federal High Court to face the law,” Umar said.
Umar also added that the command had intercepted over four tons of different illicit drugs and arrested 42 suspects, out of which seven had been convicted in this month alone.