NDLEA Arrest 20-year-old found with hard drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 20-year-old and a 40 foot brewery truck carrying hard drugs.

The interceptions were made by NDLEA officials in Ondo and Imo State respectively.

The 20-year-old, Bidemi Timileyin was apprehended by the agency’s officials with 6.12 grams of cocaine in a joint at Ajiboro community Ondo town, Ondo West L.G.A, with other suspects fleeing the scene.

Furthermore, the 40 foot truck intercepted at Imo State with Nigerian Breweries beer bottles was found with 239 kilogrammes of substances suspected to be cannibals sativa.

Investigations revealed that the drugs had been loaded in Benin, Edo State on its way from Idiroko, Ogun State and was headed for Aba, Abia State.

Three suspects were apprehended during the interceptions; Okeke Linus (43) who was the driver, Bokwagh Tioga (49) the conductor and Chidi Ofondu (60) the courier.

The Commander, Imo State Command, Nse Jack, gave a statement on the interception of the drugs.

“On the 24 February, 2021. at about 19:30hours, based on information, Imo state command intercepted a 40ft Fonton truck with registration number Lagos KJA 941 X2, belonging to AG Leventis, Aba, a transporter for Nigerian Breweries Aba suspected of conveying some quantities of cannabis sativa at the control bus stop, Owerri, Imo state. The truck, which had empty bottles in crates belonging to Nigerian Breweries, was taken to the command headquarters, Owerri for a thorough search. In the process, 13 big bags of dried weed suspected to be cannabis sativa and weighing 239kgs concealed in between the crates of empty bottles were recovered.

“The truck was coming from Idiroko where they had gone to deliver products and thereafter carried empty bottles back to Aba. They stopped at Okada, Edo state on the 23rd February, 2021 where they slept over, and it was in Okada they met the courier, Chidi Ofondu, where a total of 26 bags of the suspected substance were loaded. The trio left Okada in the morning of 24th February, 2021 to Aba enroute Owerri. Thirteen (13) bags of the exhibit were dropped along the road in Imo state before they got to the control bus stop, Owerri same day where they were intercepted.” he said.

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