Nigeria: NDLEA intercepts 34 bags of cannabis at Gwagwalada

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Gwagwalada Area Command in Abuja, has intercepted 34 bags of cannabis sativa (hemp).

The NDLEA, FCT Commander, Lawan Hamisu, confirmed the interception and arrest of one suspect to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.

Hamisu said that the arrest was made in early hours on Tuesday, December 29, adding that the consignments were loaded in a company-branded truck (name withheld).

The commander told NAN that the operation was part of the end of the year special patrol by the agency to mop up illicit drugs smuggling across the nation.

According to him, one male suspect, Mohammed Abdulganiyu, 35, who drove the truck, was apprehended consignment on his way from Okene in Kogi to Kano.

He said the suspect, during interrogation by NDLEA officials, said he had never been into the illicit drugs smuggling.