Police intercept bags of Indian hemp at Lagos jetty

The Lagos State Police Command has intercepted some bags of substances suspected to be Indian Hemp at a jetty in Ojo area of Lagos

A suspect was arrested in connection with the incident.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday.

He said that detectives from the tactical squad, Ijaniki, intercepted the substances on Wednesday at about 4.30 a.m. while on morning patrol around the Ajangbadi area.

Hundeyin said that the tactical team trailed one white Mercedes Benz mini truck to Ilufe Waterside Jetty, Alaba International, Ojo.

According to him, the operatives discovered that a large quantity of substances suspected to be Indian Hemp in sacks were being off loaded from a flying boat.

“One suspect (43, with name withheld), alleged to be the driver of the truck, was arrested. A total of 1,040 wraps of substances suspected to be Indian Hemp in 30 sacks were recovered.

“The suspect alleged that one man, simply identified as Ifeanyi, contacted him to convey the substances from Waterside Jetty to Alaba International Market, Ojo, in Lagos.

“Investigation is ongoing and effort is on to track and arrest the said Ifeanyi,” he said.

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