“The Kebbi State Police Command has successfully apprehended two articulated vehicles transporting a combined total of 7,500 live cartridges and multiple parcels of Indian hemp estimated to be worth over N600 million.
According to reports from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), one of the trucks had originated from Ghana, passing through Togo and Benin Republic before entering Nigeria, while the second vehicle embarked on its journey from Benin Republic, managing to evade various security checkpoints.
During a press briefing regarding this significant development, SP Nafi’u Abubakar, the spokesperson for the command, characterized the arrests as “significant.”
He explained that on September 10th, at 7:30 pm, a police border patrol unit on the Saransa-Maje Road in Bagudo Local Government Area intercepted a container truck bearing Lagos registration number IT 21520 LA. The vehicle was found to be transporting 4,927 parcels suspected to contain Indian hemp, with an estimated value exceeding N300 million.
Abubakar further reported that three individuals were taken into custody, including Emmanuel Chukwuma from Abia State, Kanta Bisa from Ghana, and Shola Adeyemi from Ondo State, while others managed to escape.
Two days later, on September 12th, at approximately 9:30 pm, the same border patrol team intercepted another container truck displaying registration number IT 21608 LA. This truck was carrying 7,500 live cartridges and 4,106 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
“The estimated value of the seized substances exceeds N300 million,” added the Kebbi Police spokesperson, and he disclosed that one AbdurRasaq Agbola from Iyana Ajiya area in Ibadan, Oyo State, was arrested in connection with this second interception.”