Nafiu Abubakar, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, addressed the media in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, characterizing the arrest as a substantial achievement. Abubakar recounted that on September 10, around 7:30 pm, a police border patrol team stationed along the Saransa-Maje road in Bagudo Local Government Area of Kebbi intercepted a container truck bearing Lagos registration number IT 21520 LA. The truck was carrying 4,927 parcels of suspected Indian hemp valued at over N300 million. Three suspects, identified as Emmanuel Chukwuma from Abia, Kanta Bisa from Ghana, and Shola Adeyemi from Ondo State, were apprehended while others managed to escape.
“The same dedicated, courageous, and highly diligent police border patrol team intercepted another container truck with the registration number IT 21608 LA, transporting 7,500 live cartridges and 4,106 parcels of dry leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp,” Abubakar stated. “The total value of the seized substance is estimated at over N300 million, and one AbdurRasaq Agbola from Iyana Ajiya area in Ibadan, Oyo State, was taken into custody.”
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