The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday arrested a 40-foot truck carrying Nigerian Breweries beer bottles with 239kg of cannabis concealed inside.
The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this Friday, in Abuja.
Babafemi also said the agency arrested a 20-year-old girl, Bidemi Timileyin, with 6.12 grams of cocaine.
He said the girl was arrested at a joint in Ajiboro community Ondo town, Ondo West local government area of the state. He said other suspects escaped on sighting the NDLEA operative in the area.
Babafemi said the seizures were made on Wednesday.
He said that three suspects were arrested in connection with the seizure of the cannabis were the driver, Okeke Linus, the conductor, Bokwagh Tivfa and the courier, Chidi Ofondu.
Babafemi: “The truck, which had empty bottles in crates belonging to Nigerian Breweries, was taken to the command headquarters, Owerri for a thorough search. 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.”