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Police intercept two vehicles with ‘N600m Indian hemp’ in Kebbi

Police intercept two vehicles with ‘N600m Indian hemp’ in Kebbi
September 14
17:50 2023

The Kebbi state police command says it has intercepted two vehicles conveying 7,500 live cartridges and parcels of Indian hemp valued at over N600 million.

Nafi’u Abubakar, the command spokesperson, on Thursday, said one of the trucks was coming from Ghana through Togo and Benin Republic to Nigeria.

He added that the second vehicle took off from Benin Republic to Nigeria.

“September 10 at about 7:30 pm, a team of police on border patrol attached to Saransa-Maje road, Bagudo LGA, intercepted a container truck registered Lagos, IT 21520 LA conveying 4,927 parcels of suspected Indian hemp,” NAN quoted Abubakar as saying.

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“Three suspects, Emmanuel Chukwuma from Abia, Kanta Bisa from Ghana, and Shola Adeyemi from Ondo State, were arrested, while others escaped.

“The same dedicated, courageous and very hard-working team of police border patrol intercepted another container truck with registration number: IT 21608 LA conveying 7,500 live cartridges and 4,106 parcels of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

“The substance is valued at over N300 million and one AbdurRasaq Agbola of Iyana Ajiya area in Ibadan, Oyo State was arrested.”

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Abubakar reiterated the command’s commitment to fighting crimes and appealed to the public to cooperate with security agencies by furnishing them with credible information for prompt response.

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