The officials of the Abaji Area Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Tuesday, intercepted a Peugeot J5 bus loaded with a substance suspected to be Indian hemp near Army checkpoint at Abaji.
The commandant of the NDLEA in the area, Garba Shehu, disclosed this when he paraded four suspects with their vehicle before the chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, at the council’s secretariat.
He told the chairman that the bus with registration number KJN 842 XA was flagged down by his men who were on a stop-and-search operation near the Army checkpoint on Abuja-Lokoja road.
He said that the bus driver attempted to beat his men at the checkpoint, but he was pursued and apprehended. He said that during a search, wraps of Indian hemp were concealed inside 52 sacks of chicken droppings.
The NDLEA commandant said that the four suspects would be transferred to the command’s headquarters after investigations have been concluded.
The council chairman, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, commended men of the NDLEA, saying his administration was ready to collaborate with the NDLEA to rid the council of drugs.
“I am overwhelmed with the work your men have been doing on the highway, especially in checkmating illegal movement of drugs on our highway,” Ajiya said. “I want to assure you that my administration will continue to partner with the NDLEA to fight all forms of drug abuse in Abaji town and on our highways.”