"I Never Thought I will be Caught" - Man Who Smuggled About 223kg of Cannabis Reveals
A Man identified as Mr Osaye has been arrested by the operatives of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano State for smuggling over 300 blocks of compressed cannabis, weighing about 223kg, concealed in a Toyota Range Rover along Kano-Zaria road. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The Kano State Commander of the NDLEA, Dr Abdul Ibrahim, while speaking during a press briefing on Thursday (today), to commemorate this year’s international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, said the car belonging to one Mr Osaye was apprehended during a stint operation with the car fully loaded with the drugs in various parts of the car, including its engine and the door.
Upon interrogation, Mr Osaye, said he never thought that the law enforcement agents could unearth his plans, as he has been in the business for a long time. And that the trick has been working for long before he was apprehended that fateful day.
He said he was apprehended along Kano-Zaria road while trying to convey the drugs to Kano, adding that he has regretted his actions already and this should be the last time he will be arrested in this business. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
According to Dr Abdul Ibrahim, over 1.6 tonnes of various illegal drugs were seized during the period, even though the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll on the operational activities of the command.
The commander further stated the command has prosecuted about 85 suspected barons and secured 76 pending cases in courts.
While listing the confiscated drugs to include cannabis sativa, psychotropic and heroine, the state commander said the command had also succeeded in seizing 9kg of arizona, arrest of a vehicle fully loaded with cannabis sativa, weighing 283kg, at Wudil, while on transit to Bauchi State and a 100 grams of cocaine from two drug barons.
Dr Ibrahim also explained that what deemed it necessary to establish a monitoring team within a short span of their operation, was the growing sophistication of drug trafficking by barons. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.