NDLEA arrests vehicle with 868kg psychotropic substance
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it intercepted a vehicle loaded with 868 kilograms of a psychotropic substance (tramadol) in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Mr Ibrahim Braji, the Commander of NDLEA in the state, disclosed this on Saturday in Jos at a news conference.
Braji gave the registration number of the vehicle as QAP 316 XA.
He said the vehicle the substance, estimated at more than N1 million, was concealed in black nylon bags in the vehicle which was conveying other goods from Onistha en-route Gombe.
The commander said that the driver denied having knowledge of the goods he was carrying upon interrogation.
“During interrogation, the driver, denied having knowledge of what he was carrying.
“He said that he was given the goods to deliver in Gombe that he only stopped in Shendam LGA to deliver some drugs,’’ Braji said.
According to him, the driver was in company of another man who claimed that he didn’t have an idea of what the driver had in his truck.
He said that the suspects would be charged to court immediately.
Braji appealed to the public to cooperate with the agency by giving useful information pertaining drug trafficking to help in curbing the sale, circulation and consumption of dangerous drugs in the country. (NAN)