The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Jigawa on Wednesday had arrested a 46-year-old man (name withheld) with 64.75kg of cannabis worth N500, 000.
The Jigawa Commandant, Josephine Obi, disclosed this to journalists in Dutse. She said the suspect was arrested on Sunday at about 10 am, along Chaichai road in Dutse.
The commandant said the suspect had confessed to piloting another vehicle conveying 250kg of the illicit drug.
“The suspect was arrested by men of the command while on routine patrol along Chaichai road in Dutse.
“The suspect was nabbed in an 8-seater Toyota bus with Reg: BV 305 LND, and we were amazed at the way he smartly concealed such amount of cannabis in the vehicle.
“Every least expected space in the vehicle was filled with 69 parcels of compressed hemp.
“He confessed being in this business for about two years and also confessed to piloting another vehicle conveying similar drug.
“Unfortunately, the other managed to escape by noticing what was happening from far away,’’ the commander said.
Josephine Obi further claimed that the suspect soaked the items in a detergent solution to distort the odour of the substance in order to avoid being detected.
She finally urged members of the public to support the agency with credible information which would assist the agency in tackling rampant abuse of illicit drugs in the state.
She said the suspect would be arraigned before a court as soon as all investigations are completed.