Army Intercept 98 Parcel Of Cannabis In Yobe

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The North-East Joint Task Force, Damaturu, Yobe State intercepted a vehicle carrying 98 parcels of Cannabis Sativa worth N4.9 million.

Army Intercept 98 Parcel Of Cannabis In Yobe

Brig. Gen. Umar Muaza, Chief of Staff, Sector Operation Hadin Kai, Damaturu, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday during the handing over of the exhibits to officials of the National Drug Law Endorsement Agency (NDLEA) in the state.

General Umar Mu’azu, said the substances were seized on October 7, 2022, by troops of the 159 Battalion in the Geidam Local Government Area of the state, Yobe state.

He said the courier who was conveying the illicit drugs abandoned his vehicle and took to his heels on sighting troops on patrol.

The State Commandant of the Agency, Aliyu Yahaya, in his remarks, commended the army for the gesture, adding that each parcel of Cannabis costs N50,000.

Represented by the Deputy State Commandant, Ogar Peter, he appreciated the synergy between the security agencies in the state.

“We are really pleased that, this quantity has been taken out of circulation. If it had gone to its final destination, it could have been used to fuel security challenges,” he said.

Peter added that the troops’ interception of the illicit drugs showed the level of synergy between security agencies operating in the state.

“The Nigerian military has been very supportive in the ongoing struggle and fight against the menace of drug trafficking.

“We will continue to knock at your door for more support,” he said.

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