February 3, 2023

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Customs hands over two drug suspects to NDLEA

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘B’, Kaduna, of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has handed over two suspects arrested in possession of a large supply of cannabis to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Comptroller of the unit, Al-Bashir Hamisu, said in a statement on Friday that the suspects, Monday Ike and Emeka Akwali were arrested in possession of the substance in 167 packages in a Honda Accord vehicle with registration number AEE 132 AA on the Zaria-Kaduna Road.

The Comptroller said officers of the service acting on credible information stopped the car and its occupants at 2:10pm and found the cannabis concealed in the packages.

Hamisu, while handing over the suspects with the items, tasked the NDLEA to further investigate the suspects with the aim of uncovering all those behind the illicit trade.

He also advised traders and the general public to cooperate with the NCS and other security agencies and report criminal activities in the area.