A 20-year-old man Bidemi Timileyin has been arrested for alledgedly being in possession of 6.12 grams of cocaine, while other suspected accomplice are on the run.
The suspect was picked up at a joint in Ajiboro community Ondo town on Wednesday at Ondo West local government area of the state.
Also Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA intercepted a 40-foot truck in Imo State carrying Nigerian Breweries beer bottles, with 239 kilograms of substances suspected to be cannabis sativa concealed inside.
Quoting the agency’s, Commander, Imo State Command Nse Jack, the Director, Media & Advocacy, Mr. Femi Babafemi said preliminary investigations revealed that the illicit substances were loaded into the truck in Benin, Edo State on its way from Idiroko, Ogun State heading to Aba in Abia State.
Three suspects arrested in connection with the seizure include the truck’s driver, Okeke Linus, 34; the conductor, Bokwagh Tivfa, 29 and the courier, Chidi Ofondu, 60.
The Imo Command stated “On the 24th February, 2021, at about 1930hours, based on information, Imo state command intercepted a 40ft Fonton truck with registration number Lagos KJA 991 XZ, belonging to AG leventis, Aba, a transporter for Nigerian Breweries, Aba, suspected of conveying some quantities of cannabis sativa at the control bus stop, Owerri, Imo state.
Further Information by the Commander says that the truck, which had empty bottles in crates belonging to Nigerian Breweries, was taken to the command headquartres, Owerri for a thorough search and in the process, 13 big bags of dried weed suspected to be cannabis sativa and weighing 239kgs concealed in between the crates of empty bottles were recovered.
“The truck was coming from Idiroko where they had gone to deliver products and thereafter carried empty bottles back to Aba. They stopped at Okada, Edo state on the 23rd February, 2021 where they slept over, and it was in Okada they met the courier, Chidi Ofondu, where a total of 26 bags of the suspected substance were loaded. The trio left Okada in the morning of 24th February, 2021 to Aba enroute Owerri. Thirteen (13) bags of the exhibit were dropped along the road in Imo state before they got to the control bus stop, Owerri same day where they were intercepted.”