The suspects and the security agencies during the hand over.
‘The suspected peddlers were intercepted by operatives of the brigade on Monday 23, 2023 at 800pm at Ringin Gani village along Jos road in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi’
By Ahmed Ahmed
The Nigerian Army 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi has handed over two suspected cannabis sativa dealers with 512 parcels and four bags to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Bauchi.
The Commandant of the 33 Brigade, Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Egbe, handed over the suspects and the suspected items to officials of NDLEA in Bauchi on Tuesday.
He told journalists that the suspects were arrested with the cannabis sativa substance in a branded energy drink pickup van with different makeshift compartments inside the vehicles with registration number AKD 654 XT Lagos.
“The items intercepted in the vehicles are four bags, 512 percels of suspected cannabis sativa and 104 packs of soft drinks used to cover the Indian hemp.
“Other items recovered from the suspects are four phones, five ATM cards, drivers license, two padlocks and N13,550 cash.
“The suspected peddlers were intercepted by operatives of the brigade on Monday 23, 2023 at 800pm at Ringin Gani village along Jos road in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State,” he said.
Egbe, represented by Acting Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Abdulrahman Modibbo, mentioned the suspected peddlers as Adamu Ali, 32 years and Mohammed Idon, 42 years.
He urged NDLEA officials to always furnish the Brigade Headquarters with the outcome of their investigation for records purposes.
Brig. Gen. Egbe however warned criminals and their likes to desist from committing crime or face full wrath of the law, as the army would not rest on its oars to deal decisively with criminals.
Responding, Chief Superintendent of Narcotics of the agency, Mr Nimfa Joel, commended the Army for their efforts and the partnership in the fight against drug trafficking and abuse.
He assured that the agency would commence its investigation into the matter and prosecute the suspect. firstname.lastname@example.org