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Yobe: Army Hands Over 98 Parcels Of Cannabis To NDLEA



The North-East Joint Task Force, Damaturu, Yobe State, handed over 98 parcels of Cannabis Sativa worth N4.9 million to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

According to the Sector Commander, Major General Koko Isoni, who was represented by the Chief of Staff, Sector Operation Hadin Kai, Damaturu, Brig. Gen. Umar Muaza, the parcels of cannabis were being transported in a vehicle when officers intercepted them.

He disclosed that the substances were seized on October 7, 2022 by troops of the 159 Battalion in Geidam Local Government Area of the state.

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

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Receiving the 98 intercepted parcels, the State Commandant of the Agency, Aliyu Yahaya, who was also represented by the Deputy State Commandant, Ogar Peter said the street value of each parcel is more than N50,000.

He lauded the security units for their collaboration to bring crime to the barest minimum in the country.

“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.

Yahaya 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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