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Police inspector, dismissed soldier, others arrested over N6m Indian hemp



Police inspector, dismissed soldier, others arrested over N6m Indian hemp

 A serving police inspector and a dismissed army corporal were among 14 suspects arrested by the  NDLEA  in Kogi  for being in possession of 1,083.62 kilograms of Indian hemp valued at N6 million.

The Commander of the NDLEA in Kogi, Mr Idris Bello,  told newsmen in Lokoja on Monday that the police inspector was arrested on Feb. 25 at Crusher area of Lokoja while conveying 75 bags of Indian hemp weighing 818.2 kg in a police bus with registration number NPF 7973 NPF.

He said that the suspect  was conveying the drug  from Okpela, Edo,  to Abuja when he was arrested alongside  two other accomplices.

Bello said that the dismissed army corporal was arrested in Lokoja while on his way from Edo  with 44kilograms of weeds suspects to be Indian hemp

According to him, 12 other suspects,  including a woman,  were arrested this month with varying kilograms of weeds.

He said that the 40- year-old woman was carrying a four-year-old boy  at the time she was arrested with 32.4 kilograms of Indian hemp.

The commander said that three other suspects  were  arrested with 190 blocks of compressed Indian hemp,   although the  exact kilogram and monetary value had not been ascertained.

He said that the suspects,  who were coming from Edo,  were arrested at Obajana in Kogi  in a car  with registration number Kano BC 737 KMC.

Bello, who   attributed the success of  the command  in recent times  to the  support being received from the state government, thanked Gov. Yahaya Bello for the donation of  patrol vehicles.

Speaking on the development, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, retired Air Commander  Jerry Omodara,  commended the  NDLEA for its efforts, urging it to sustain the tempo.

He promised that  the state government would  continue to offer  support  to  all security agencies in the state


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