Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have confirmed the interception of two imported consignments of a strain of cannabis weighing 5,344.1 kilogrammes.
The consignment was intercepted along the Epe-Lekki corridor and at Alfa Beach in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
In a statement signed and released by its Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, on the agency’s official Facebook page on Sunday, the NDLEA said the truck driver conveying the cannabis escaped arrest in a security Hilux van escorting the truck.
The statement in part said, “Based on credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives laid ambush for a white truck conveying 50 jumbo bags of the illicit substance weighing 2,434.1 kg along the Epe-Lekki expressway in the early hours of Monday, June 19th.
The truck driver, however, jumped out of the vehicle and escaped in a security Hilux van escorting the truck, after the anti-narcotics officers successfully demobilised the truck conveying the drug exhibits.
“In the same vein, officers of the Marine Command of the Agency the following day, Tuesday 20th, also acting on intelligence, intercepted a boat loaded with the same imported substance weighing 2,910kg around Alfa Beach upon arrival from Ghana. Two Ghanaians: Monday Saba, 30, and Hakeem Kwana, 27, found with the consignments were promptly arrested.”