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NDLEA intercepts N48m, 814kg cannabis at Abuja

By Odita Sunday   |   19 August 2015   |   5:20 am  

Weed. Image source genius

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A FEW weeks after operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) intercepted $2.1 million in Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the agency has arrested a 25-year-old man with N48 million in Abuja.

The monetary exhibit, according to NDLEA spokesman, Mr. Mitchel Ofoyeju, was detected during a routine motorised surveillance along Abaji-Abuja Expressway.

Besides, the command also arrested a cannabis dealer with 79 bags of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis weighing 817kg.

The FCT commander of the NDLEA, Mrs. Obijuru Chinyere, who said the suspect claimed the money belongs to a bureau de change, said: “The suspect, John Okafor was on board a commercial bus from Onitsha in Anambra State when N48, 450,000:00 was found in a brown carton concealed in a sack.



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