In a significant operation against drug trafficking, the Kebbi State Police Command has made a remarkable seizure, intercepting Cannabis Sativa, commonly known as Indian hemp, valued at over N600 million. Alongside this massive haul, the authorities also confiscated 7,500 live cartridges. This enforcement comes as part of ongoing efforts to combat the illicit drug trade and enhance security within the region.
In a well-executed operation, officers from the Kebbi State Police Command’s Border Drill unit intercepted two trucks loaded with a staggering quantity of Cannabis Sativa. The consignments, totaling 4,927 and 4,906, were discovered alongside 7,500 live cartridges. This discovery underscores the scale of the illicit drug trade that continues to pose a threat to society.
The law enforcement authorities wasted no time in apprehending four individuals connected to this significant seizure. The suspects were identified as Shola Adeyemi from Akure, Ondo State; Rasak Agbola from Oyo State; Emmanuel Chukuma from Abia State; and Kanta Bisa from Ghana. Each of these individuals played a role in the transportation of the illegal substances.
The Smugglers’ Tale
During interviews conducted by Radio Nigeria, two of the suspects, Kanta Bisa and Shola Adeyemi, provided insights into the logistics of their illicit operation. They revealed that the consignments were loaded in Ghana and Benin Republic, destined for Lagos, Nigeria. What is astonishing is that they managed to navigate through eight security checkpoints along the Nigerian border before being intercepted in Tsamiya Maje, Bagudo Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
While a significant breakthrough has been achieved with the arrests and the seizure, the authorities are leaving no stone unturned. Investigations are underway to uncover the full extent of the operation and identify any accomplices who might be at large. The fight against drug trafficking requires thorough and persistent efforts to dismantle the networks involved.
The interception of Cannabis Sativa worth over N600 million and live cartridges sends a clear message that drug traffickers will face the full force of the law. As investigations continue, the hope is to dismantle the networks responsible for these illegal activities, making our communities safer and more secure.
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