The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency yesterday arrested two suspected drug traffickers who posed as police officers in Nasarawa area of Kano metropolis.
Commandant of the NDLEA in the state, Hamza Umar, told newsmen in Kano that the suspects were arrest­ed in a brand new escort ve­hicle with police colour, siren, pilot plate number and in possession of two police caps.
“During investigation by our officers, we discovered that the suspects were from Edo State, while their desti­nation was Gashua, in Yobe State. The two suspects who were arrested along with 715 kilogrammes of Indian hemp disclosed to us that they nor­mally convey such exhibits once a month”.
The Commandant added that, “if those people had suc­ceeded in their mission to their destination, Yobe State, where the issue of insecurity is a major concern, only God knows what would have hap­pened.”
One of the suspects told newsmen that he was offered N200,000 to convey the In­dian hemp to Gashua.
Similarly, the command has also arrested a lorry with Ebonyi State Government plate number on its way to Libya through Kano, loaded with 64 kilogrammes of In­dian hemp hidden in fish packs.-The Authority