N600 million Worth of Indian Hemp Intercepted in Kebbi

In Kebbi State, law enforcement officials have successfully seized two vehicles transporting 7,500 live rounds of ammunition and packages of cannabis, with an estimated value exceeding N600 million. One of the trucks originated from Ghana, passing through Togo and Benin Republic before entering Nigeria. The second vehicle embarked on its journey from Benin Republic to Nigeria, evading various checkpoints.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Nafiu Abubakar, disclosed this information during a press briefing in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, emphasizing the magnitude of the apprehension. Abubakar recounted that on September 10, at approximately 7:30 pm, a police border patrol unit stationed along Saransa-Maje road in Bagudo Local Government Area of Kebbi intercepted a container truck bearing Lagos registration IT 21520 LA, carrying 4,927 parcels suspected to be Indian hemp.

He clarified that the seized substance was valued at over N300 million, and three individuals – Emmanuel Chukwuma from Abia, Kanta Bisa from Ghana, and Shola Adeyemi from Ondo State – were apprehended, while others managed to escape. Abubakar went on to explain that the same diligent, brave, and industrious border patrol team intercepted another container truck with registration number IT 21608 LA, transporting 7,500 live cartridges and 4,106 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

“The estimated value of the substance is over N300 million, and one AbdurRasaq Agbola from Iyana Ajiya area in Ibadan, Oyo State, was taken into custody,” he added.

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