The Lagos State Police Command has intercepted 21 parcels of substances suspected to be Indian Hemp.
The illicit drugs were intercepted by officers attached to Area G Command, Ogba area of the state.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this in a statement on Friday.
According to him, the illicit drugs were being conveyed and concealed in the bonnet of a Sienna bus with registration number BEN 883 LW driven by one Kalu Orji ‘m’ aged 32 of Angle 90, Auchi, Edo State.
“Luck, however, ran out of the suspect when vigilant policemen attached to Area G command on stop-and-search, stopped the vehicle at about 1540hrs on Friday, August 5, 2022 at Aguda near Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Lagos State.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, mnim, has directed that the suspect and exhibit be transferred to the Command headquarters for further investigation.
He equally reassures the general public of adequate security of lives and property and a sustainable fight against the menace of drug misuse and abuse in Lagos State,” the statement read.