Officers of Kwara state command of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have said that they are interrogating two suspects that the agency arrested in connection with seizure of three tonnes of compressed cannabis valued at two hundred and fifty million naira in the open market.
The Assistant commander operations, logistics and intelligence of the agency, Emmanuel Dandi, speaking at a press conference in Ilorin yesterday said that the arrest and seizure were effected on Thursday at about 11:30 pm at Okolowo area of the Ilorin metropolis. He however said that one of the suspects escaped arrest.
Dandi, who said that the compressed cannabis, otherwise known as conk, was imported from Ghana through Togo and Republic of Benin, added that the arrest and seizure were made possible by intelligence reports. He also said that arrested persons were identified as truck loaders, adding that investigation was ongoing to unravel people behind the importation.
NDLEA boss, who appealed to government, well-meaning people and stakeholders to assist in logistics, said that the agency is in dire need of assistance in its operation to perform better.
He also called for useful information from members of the public, to make work of its officers easier, promising to treat every bit of information supplied with confidentiality required.
As 2019 general elections draw near, Dandi also appealed to parents to see drug problem as a collective one but not that of the NDLEA alone, saying that they should monitor activities of their wards.