Army Intercept 792 Parcels of Marijuana In Ogun
No fewer than 792 parcels of illicit drugs suspected to be Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) were intercepted by troops of 81 Division of the Nigerian Army at a checkpoint along the Ilaro-Benin Republic Border in Ogun state.
Acting Deputy Director, 81 Division Army Public Relations, Major Olaniyi Osoba, in a statement, said the the illicit drugs were being smuggled when the troops, acting on intelligence, intercepted them.
According to him, the parcels of Indian hemp were concealed in a truck coming from the Volta Region of Ghana, adding that it was estimated that the suspected illicit drugs were worth about 10 million naira.
He said the drugs were to be delivered to a syndicate based in Lagos, who are presently on the run.
According to him, it took the vigilance of the troops at the checkpoint to detect the concealed drugs after resisting the bribe offered by the suspected drug syndicates.
The statement while advising members of the public to continue to provide useful information about the criminal activities to security agencies for a prompt response, said the suspected illicit drugs and suspects have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Lagos Command for further action.