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Nigerian Drug Agency Seizes 8 Tonnes Indian Hemp from Trafficker

KADUNA (Nigeria) – In one of its biggest arrests in northern part of the country, Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 8 tonnes of indian hemp from a trafficker along Kaduna – Abuja road in North Central Nigeria.

The Agency has also seized three vehicles belonging to the suspect.

A Commander of the Agency in Northwest city of Kaduna, Mr Samuel Azige told journalists that the Agency seized 780 sacks containing the substance worth over $100,000 US.

He said “The arrest was made around 5am with the help of our intellegence officers after having vivid information about the suspect. After arressting him, he took us to his ware house where we found the hemp stashed in rooms and soak away.”

Azige said the suspect would be charged to court immediately.

The suspect, Ejiro Kehinde, told journalists that he joined the indian hemp business in 2011.

” I am doing this job because of poverty. I finished secondary school and could not further my education due to financial challenges.”

Kehinde said he purhased the Indian hemp in Edo State, South-South Nigeria and distributed it to dealers in Kaduna.


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