ARMY INTERCEPTS 792 PARCELS OF MARIJUANA COMING FROM GHANA TO NIGERIA

The Nigerian Army, on Friday, said troops of the 81 Division have foiled an attempt to smuggle Seven Hundred and Ninety-Two (792) parcels of illicit drugs suspected to be Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) into Ogun State at a checkpoint along the Ilaro-Benin Republic Border.

Major Olaniyi Osoba Acting Deputy Director, 81 Division Army Public Relations in a statement, said the feat was achieved following an intelligence-driven operation.

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.

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