|Hilux loaded with Indian hemp|
Agents of the Nigeria Drugs and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have seized a van allegedly belonging to the Nigerian Police Force loaded with over 700 tonnes of India hemp reportedly millions of naira on April 26, 2017, in Kano state.
The Kano NDLEA Commander, Hamza Umar, who revealed this development to the press during a briefing in Kano on April 26, said the driver of the Hilux van and one other person apprehended were dressed in Nigerian Police uniforms.
The Hilux van which had a private number, Pilot 1, left Edo state and was moving towards Yobe state which was its destination but was unluckily intercepted by the agency.
“Our men intercepted the vehicle, which was typical of security utility vehicles. The two suspects arrested were found in police uniforms but after interrogation, they confessed the uniforms were gotten to disguise as policemen to evade search at police checkpoint.
“I am sure if anybody sees them in this vehicle and the security uniform, nobody will dare to stop them. But from intelligence gathering, we were able to detect and arrest them.
“Investigation is still ongoing to unravel the sponsors of the drug suspects,” said the Commander.
One of the suspects who spoke to the press alleged he got the police uniform from a serving officer in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
“We use to carry the Indian helm once every month from Edo to Yobe. The last trip I went, they paid me N150,000 and this tour I was promised to paid N200,000” he confessed.