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Police arrest two men for being in possesion of 40 bags of hemp and 11 packs of ‘next level’

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Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested two men for allegedly transporting 40 bags of Indian hemp and 11 packs of skunk also known as Next Level.

The suspects identified as Suleiman and Ganiyu were arrested at Igboora Road with their Chevrolet bus marked KSF 390 XS.

The suspects were paraded alongside 24 other suspects who were also arrested on Thursday, January 9th for crimes ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping, burglary, vandalism and impersonation.

Reacting to the incident, the Commissoner of Police in Ogun State, Kenneth Ebrimson vowed that the suspects will be prosecuted after investigation has been concluded.

He said; On the 9th of January, 2020, about 4a.m., based on technical intelligence gathering, some hoodlums who specialised in large quantity supply of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp as means of livelihood, operatives of SARS led by ASP Olayiwola Babatunde, who were on pin-down point on Igboora Road, intercepted a Chevrolet bus with registration number KSF 390 XS loaded with 40 bags of weeds suspected to be cannabis. The two occupants of the bus were arrested along with the exhibit.

Confessing to the crime, Sulaiman told newsmen that together with his partner, they were into rice smuggling were promised N100k for transporting the hard drugs.

He said;

“We were transporting the bags from Idere near Igboora in Oyo State. I don’t know the owner but I know the destination point. I also knew the bags contained Indian hemp. This is the third time I’m transporting it.

“For this trip, we agreed on N100,000. The first consignment I conveyed for them, I collected N60,000. The second trip I collected N40,000. I used to smuggle foreign rice before now.

“I was taking this consignment to Rounder area in Abeokuta to meet Mr. Samuel. He is supposed to receive it. But he is now on the run.”

His counterpart, Ganiyu disclosed that he was a mechanic before venturing into smuggling of cannabis.

He also claimed he was only a motor boy on the recent trip that got them arrested.

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