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Police intercept truck with ’30 sacks of Indian hemp’ in Lagos

Police intercept truck with ’30 sacks of Indian hemp’ in Lagos
April 19
13:48 2024

The Lagos police command says its operatives have intercepted 30 sacks of substances suspected to be Indian hemp at a Jetty in the Ojo area of the state.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s spokesperson, said detectives from Ijanikin tactical squad intercepted the substances on Wednesday at about 4.30 am while on morning patrol around Ajangbadi area.

He said the operatives  trailed one white Mercedes Benz mini truck to Ilufe Waterside Jetty, Alaba International, Ojo, where they discovered that a large quantity of substances suspected to be Indian hemp were being off-loaded from a flying boat.

Hundeyin noted that the driver was arrested and investigations are ongoing to apprehend other members of the gang.

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“One suspect —43, name withheld, alleged to be the driver of the truck, was arrested. A total of 1,040 wraps of substances suspected to be Indian Hemp in 30 sacks were recovered,” Hundeyin said.

“The suspect alleged that one man, simply identified as Ifeanyi, contacted him to convey the substances from Waterside Jetty to Alaba International Market, Ojo, in Lagos.

“Investigation is ongoing and effort is on to track and arrest the said Ifeanyi.”

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