Two suspected drug traffickers has been arrested by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the Nasarawa area of Kano metropolis.
Kano State Commandant of NDLEA, Alhaji Hamza Umar, told newsmen in Kano on Tuesday that the suspects were arrested in a new escort vehicle with police colour, siren, pilot plate number and in possession of two police caps.
According to Umar, the criminals were apprehended while blaring the siren and pretending to be police officers. The suspects who posed as police officers were actually conveying 715 kilograms of Indian Hemp to Yobe.
Umar said: “during investigation by our officers, we discovered that the suspects were from Edo State, while their destination was Gashua, in Yobe State.”
“The two suspects who were arrested along with 715 kilograms of Indian Hemp disclosed to us that they normally convey such exhibits once a month”.
The commandant also said, “if those people had succeeded in their mission to their destination, Yobe State, where the issue of insecurity is a major concern, only God knows what would have happened”.
One of the suspects told newsmen that he was offered N200,000 to convey the Indian hemp to Gashua.
Reports has it that the command has also arrested a lorry with Ebonyi State Government plate number on its way to Libya through Kano, conveying with 64 kilograms of Indian Hemp hidden in fish packs.
The commandant said the lorry was nabbed along with the driver and three passengers.
“We are still investigating the suspects and i assure you we are getting more information from them that will assist us in getting the real owner of the exhibit.
“At the end of our investigation, the suspects would be taken to the Federal High Court to face the law,” Umar said.
The NDLEA boss also said that in April alone, the command had intercepted over four tons of different illicit drugs and arrested 42 suspects, out of which seven had been convicted.