The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a truck load of cannabis sativa packaged as biscuits and cheese balls.
The 3,542.25kg bags of drug were impounded at the Odeda axis of Ijebu-Igbo in Ijebu North Local Government in Ogun State.
Ihenacho Chinweuba (27) and Uche Enuosa (33) were arrested.
During the arrest,NDLEA State Commander Bala Fagge said the shipment was meant for consumption in Ogun and Lagos states
“A white Mercedes Benz Truck with registration No: Lagos KJA132XN was intercepted at Odeda axis of Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government.
“The truck carrying biscuits and cheese balls was found to contain 295 big bags of dried weeds of cannabis sativa weighing 3,542.25 kilograms.
“Two suspects were apprehended and are assisting in further investigation,” Bala said.
Chinweuba, who hails from Nsiala-Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State and Enuosa from Asaba, Delta State, said they were on their way to distribute the drugs in Ogun and Lagos states.
according to source,The cannabis was neatly arranged in the inner part of the long containerized truck while the outer part was filled with more than 300 cartons of biscuits and cheese balls.
Enuosa said: “I am a plumber but due to lack of work I decided to drive the truck.
“I have no savings and the only way I can travel home this festive season is to engage in cannabis business.”
Chinweuba said: “I am married with children. I have not bought anything for my family this Christmas.
“It was joblessness that led me to this. All my hope was on this cannabis shipment because I know that if we are successful, my family would be happy this season.
according to them,The cartons of biscuits were to hide the drugs but it is unfortunate that we were arrested and my dream has shattered....
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