September 15, (NaijaOnPoint Media) – Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) in Jos have arrested two men and recovered 248 blocks of a substance suspected to be cannabis, with an estimated value of ₦7.5 million.
The Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa, disclosed this in a statement released on Wednesday.
He said the substance, which was tracked down on Tuesday, September 14, was concealed in a Toyota Camry with registration number KJA 150 EG.
The suspects, former Corporal Essien Friday, a 60-year-old retired Army personnel, and 50-year-old Ibrahim Ali, were arrested by the troops during stop and search operations along the Manchok road in Kaura local government area of Kaduna state.
The suspects claimed they were contracted to convey the illicit substance to Yola, Adamawa state from Ondo state.
Other items recovered from the suspects were 18 wraps of Indian hemp, two smartphones, three travelling bags, one lighter, and two wallets containing five hundred and seventy naira (₦570) only.
According to Major Takwa, the suspects and items recovered have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigations.
The Commander, OPSH, Major General Ibrahim Ali, commended the troops for their vigilance and drive towards preventing criminals from carrying out their heinous acts.
Ali reiterated the determination of his command to flush out criminal elements on the Plateau and environs.
He said the OPSH will continue to collaborate with law-abiding citizens to ensure a crime-free society and enjoined members of the public to continue to support security agencies with credible information.