The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two persons suspected to be drug smugglers in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.
The suspects, who disguised as policemen, were intercepted while conveying fifty bags of dried weeds, suspected to be Indian hemp, along Okpella-Okene road.
The Edo State Commander of NDLEA, Mr. Buba Wakama, while confirming the arrest said, the suspects who are members of a drug syndicate specialized in smuggling Indian hemp from the South to North-West region of the country, concealed the hard drug in a black Toyota Hiace bus, labeled with stickers of the emblem of the Nigeria Police.
He explained that the bus had taken off from Uzebba, In Owan West Local Government Area of the State, en route to Kaduna State, when it was intercepted during a search operation by officers of the agency.
He said that the suspected smugglers had also attached a siren to the vehicle in a bid to evade security checks by the police.